Answered By: Bobray Bordelon
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017     Views: 42

  • The Mergent FISD database, available through WRDS has bond credit ratings.
    • Once in the database, choose "Bond Ratings" from the left-side column.
  • Compustat available through WRDS has monthly S&P credit ratings for US firms.
  • Capital IQ Credit Ratings*(Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Credit Ratings on Xpressfeed via Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)).  600 sovereign, international public finance and government entities; 11,000 structured finance transactions including asset-backed, commercial mortgage-backed and residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.  Historical data for global issuers and structured finance data is available back to 1922; public finance data is available back to 2007.
  • Bloomberg,  available in Firestone (A Floor - RIS Suite), to get a credit rating of a government/corporate bond by Moodys, S&P, and Bloomberg composite.
    • Type the (ticker symbol CORP> RATE and hit Go.
      • Example: IBM 4.125 05 Corp RATE
      • RATD will show Rating Agencies Definitions
      • RATI will show Rating Agencies

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