S&P Rating

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S&P Rating

Rating service provided by S&P that indicates the amount of risk involved with different securities.

S&P Rating

A credit rating by Standard & Poor. As with other credit ratings, an S&P rating measures the level of risk associated with a particular issuer of debt securities. S&P is one of only 10 firms the SEC recognizes as a credit rating agency, and, along with Fitch and Moody's, it is one of the three most prominent. However, the methods of S&P ratings have been subject to criticism. For example, it gave the nation of Iceland a top rating until its bankruptcy in 2008.
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Earlier in the day, asserting that corruption and policy paralysis has resulted in the further slowdown of the Indian economy, BJP spokesperson Tarun Vijay said Standard and Poor's ratings has duly answered all the fresh reforms announced by Manmohan Singh-led UPA Government.
The drop in credit quality is particularly sharp for Standard and Poor's ratings. Though fewer state governments are now rated AAA (Aaa), most states are still highly rated AA (Aa) credits.
The major shift in Standard and Poor's ratings came between 1970 and 1975, when the percentage of AAA credits dropped from 70 percent to slightly under 40 percent.
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