Companies on the Rise

Which companies (including other debt issuers and governments) are poised to shed their speculative-grade credit ratings and join the investment-grade club? We at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services update monthly the list of credit issuers that become what we call rising stars -- those whose credit ratings are raised to investment grade (BBB- and above), from speculative grade (BB+ and below). We also tally those companies poised to make the leap in the future.

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