Bond Rating

Business / Taxes / Bond Rating: Independent agencies, such as Standard & Poor's (S&P) and Moody's Investors Service, assess the likelihood that bond issuers are likely to default on their loans or interest payments. Ratings systems differ from one agency to another but usually have at least 10 categories, ranging from a high of AAA (or Aaa) to a low of D. Bonds ranked BBB (or Baa) or higher are considered investment-grade bonds.

Other Words for Bond

Bond Noun Synonyms: tie(s), shackles, chains, fetters, manacles, handcuffs, trammels, thongs, cord(s), rope(s), restraint(s), constraint(s), check(s), control(s), rein(s)
Bond Verb Synonyms: cement, bind, hold together, stick, cohere
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Operating Ratio

Business / Finance / Operating Ratio: A ratio that measures a firm's operating efficiency. MORE

Operating Rate

Business / Finance / Operating Rate: The percentage of total production capacity of a company, industry, or country that is being used. MORE

Operating Profit Margin

Business / Finance / Operating Profit Margin: The ratio of operating profit to net sales. MORE

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