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Company Credit Ratings

Obtaining company credit ratings can be difficult. The credit ratings agencies traditionally rate the specific bonds, or other debt instuments, of a company rather than the company overall. In some situations this information is combined to give an overall company credit rating.

Where can I find bond credit ratings for a particular company?

For North American companies, there is a Compustat Monthly Updates – Ratings query on WRDS that gives the S&P Domestic Long Term Issuer Credit Rating (SPLTICRM).

Video demo of getting SPLTICRM for S&P 500 http://screencast.com/t/Z2i4CByn7 (using a list of gvkeys for the S&P 500 constituent list for Dec 2010)

BloombergBloomberg’s function CRPR (Company Credit Ratings) gives ratings (where available) from Moodys, Standard and Poors and Fitch.

See also post http://finabase.blogspot.com/2010/02/databases-offering-debtcredit-ratings.html which describes tips from Vrije Universiteit.

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  1. markgreenwood
    4 April 2012 at 2:53 pm

    NUS Risk Management Institute has a Credit Research Initiative making data available to researchers worldwide – see http://tinyurl.com/c34vdv

  1. 18 February 2014 at 10:17 pm

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