Standard & Poor's

Definitions

Banking

  • noun
    (written as Standard & Poor’s)
    an American corporation which rates bonds according to the credit-worthiness of the organisations issuing them.

Commerce

  • noun an American corporation which rates bonds according to the credit-worthiness of the organisations issuing them.

Economics

  • noun a US corporation which rates bonds according to the credit-worthiness of the organisations issuing them. Its ratings run from AAA to D, and any organisation with a rating of below BBB is considered doubtful. standard and Poor’s also issues several stock market indices including the S&P 500, the S&P SmallCap and S&P MidCap.
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