The number of stocks in the S&P 500 claiming a prestigious AAA rating from S&P has...

|By:, SA News Editor

The number of stocks in the S&P 500 claiming a prestigious AAA rating from S&P has fallen dramatically after downgrades slowly but surely filtered the list over the last few years. Surviving the cut with ratings and income that beat U.S. Treasurys: JNJ, 3.6% yield; MSFT, 3% yield; XOM, 2.4% yield; ADP, 2.8% yield.