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Current fixed income information includeing credit ratings can be found in many of our financial databases by searching for a company and then looking for the ratings or at individual bonds for the rating. For example:

  • Bloomberg enter [company ticker]<EQUITY>CRPR<GO> to find ratings from the major rating companies or go enter [company ticker]<CORP><GO> and select a specific bond to view the rating.
  • In Mergent Online bring up the company and go to the Long Term Debt section. Select a bond to get the ratings, convenants, and other information related to the issue.
  • In SNL bring up the company and go to Capital Structure > Debt Maturity Profile to view long term debt amount and ratings.

Credit rating reports are not typically available via library resources.