Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating

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Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating

Also called SGL. A rating of the risk that a company will not be able to meet is short-term liabilities. SGL ratings are compiled and published by Moody's and are an assessment of a company's liquidity. SGL ratings are: SGL-1 (most liquid), SGL-2, SGL-3, SGL-4 (least liquid).
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Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating (SGL)

Assessment of a firm's ability to meet obligations coming due during the next twelve months. The SGL rating system was developed by Moody's Investors Service to provide guidance regarding a company's liquidity risk and the possibility of default. Rating assignments range from SGL-1 (very good) to SGL-4 (weak).
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