Answered By: IESE Library
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2020     Views: 29

To find upgrades/downgrades of Moody's-rated bonds, use Factiva:

  • Click on Search, then Search Builder. In the Free Text box, type rst=moodpr and (upgrade or downgrade)

Or

  • Select in Source criteria: Moody’s Investors Service Press Release and type in the Free Text box: (upgrade or downgrade)
  • You may also select a company name to narrow the search results and change the Date Range to suit your needs.



Check out the website of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Bond Search: Change the Bond Type to Corporate, and then search for your company of interest.

You might also wish to use Bloomberg (available in the Financial Room of Barcelona IESE Library. Ask staff for password):

  • Type the ticker symbol for the company you want.
  • Hit the CORP key, the hit GO
  • Type in issuer name; select correct issuing body; select specific security.
  • Then type CRPR and hit the GO key for current ratings by Fitch, Moody's, and Standard & Poor's.
  • For historical ratings, select an individual rating to see what historical ratings may be available.
     

WRDS (you need to obtain your WRDS account) has the option Ratings Xpress in Compustat and the data set Mergent FISD for in-depth fixed income debt research, but our subscription does not allow the access.

ThomsonOne includes S&P and Moody's ratings. Select Debt Overview from the Company Views menu. Search by company name or ticker in the top left corner. Select DealsRecent transactions. Select Bonds in the Product box and add other criteria as desired then click on Submit. Ratings information appears in the Bond deal tear sheets. Scroll over the profile and choose Rating information. In addition, they are available Fitch ratings, use the default search page and search on the desired company's name. Select Research Search and then Select Fitch Ratings as contributor. Change the Report Date to suit your needs. Note: this resource only works in Internet Explorer.

Use Datastream (available in the Financial Room of IESE’s Barcelona Library as well as at the Madrid Library, through Eikon) by searching for a company's bonds and then selecting the relevant datatypes.


Note: What is a Corporate Credit rating?

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