Making the Jump from Junk

S&P's latest list of companies and other issuers on the cusp of a ratings upgrade to investment grade

Which companies—and other credit issuers—are poised to make the leap from junk to investment-grade credit ratings? As of July 10, 2007, 29 globally rated entities showed the greatest potential to acquire "rising-star" status from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. Potential rising stars are defined as entities that are currently rated BB+ with either a positive outlook or with ratings on CreditWatch with positive implications.

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