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Morningstar's Credit Ratings Of Some CCC Companies (Dec. 2015)

I checked credit ratings of DG companies included in David Fish's CCC list (published 1 Dec. 2015) given by Morningstar on 17 Dec. 2015. I used script in MS-Excel, the results are

Champions M*rate   Contenders M* rate   Challengers M* rate
ADM BBB+   ABC A-   AEP BBB+
AFL A-   ACE A-   AET BBB+
APD A-   ADI A+   ALL BBB
ATO BBB+   AFG BBB   AMGN A
BCR A+   AIZ BBB   AMTD A
BDX BBB+   AMP BBB+   ANTM BBB-
BEN AA-   APU BB+   AVY SUS
BF-B A+   ARG UR+   AWK BBB-
BMS SUS   BBY BB-   BBT A-
CB A   BOKF A   BK A
CINF A-   BPL BBB   BLK A+
CL AA   CAH A   BMY AA-
CLX A-   CAT A-   BP A-
CTAS A   CFR A   BRCM SUS
CVX AA-   CHD A-   BT BBB
DOV A   CMI A   BUD UR-
ED BBB+   CNI A   CBS BBB
EMR A+   CNP BBB+   CMA A-
HRL AA   COP UR-   CMCSA A-
ITW A   COST AA-   CME A+
JNJ AAA   CSX BBB+   CMS BBB-
KMB A   CVS BBB+   CSCO AA
KO AA-   D BBB+   CVA BB-
LOW A   DUK BBB+   DEO A-
MCD A-   ECL BBB+   DFS BBB+
MDT A   EIX A-   DIS A+
MMM AA-   ENB A-   DOW UR
MO BBB   EOG A   DPS BBB+
NFG BBB   EPD BBB+   DTE BBB+
NUE A-   ES BBB   DVN BBB
ORI BBB+   FDX BBB+   EEP BBB
PEP AA-   GAS BBB+   EL A
PG AA   GD A   EMN BBB
PH A   GIS A   ETN BBB+
PNR BBB   GPS BBB-   FAF BBB+
PPG BBB+   HAS BBB+   FITB A-
SON SUS   IBM AA-   GE AA-
SYY A-   IPCC BBB+   GLW A-
T BBB   K BBB+   GPI BB
TDS BBB   KR BBB   GXP BBB-
TGT A   LLL BBB-   HBAN BBB+
VFC A   LLTC A+   HD A
WBA BBB-   LMT A-   HFC BBB+
WGL A   LNT BBB+   HOG BBB
WMT AA   MCHP A   HON A
XOM AAA   MMP BBB+   HOT UR-
      MON A   HPQ BBB
      MSFT AAA   HSY A+
      MUR BBB-   HUM BBB+
      MXIM A+   INTU A
      NEE BBB+   IP SUS
      NJR A   IR BBB
      NKE AA-   IRM BB
      NOC A-   IVZ A-
      NSC BBB+   JCI UR-
      OKS BBB   JNS BBB-
      OMI BBB+   JPM A-
      OXY AA-   JWN BBB+
      PAA BBB+   KEY BBB+
      PBCT A   KLAC UR-
      POR BBB+   KSS BBB
      PPL BBB   LB BB+
      PRGO BBB   LEA BBB-
      PX A-   LM BBB
      RAI BBB   M BBB
      ROP BBB   MAR UR+
      RSG BBB+   MCK BBB+
      RTN A-   MJN A-
      SCG BBB+   MPC BBB+
      SHPG UR   MRK AA
      SLGN SUS   NBL BBB+
      SO A-   NOV A+
      SRE BBB+   OMC BBB+
      SXL BBB   ORCL AA
      SYK AA   PAG BB
      TJX A   PCAR A+
      TMK BBB+   PFE AA-
      TRI BBB+   PFG BBB
      TRV A-   PKG SUS
      TXN A+   PM A-
      UTX A   PNC A-
      VZ BBB   PRU BBB-
      WEC A-   RCL BB
      WM BBB+   RL A-
      WR BBB+   ROK A
      WRB BBB+   SBUX A-
      XEL BBB+   SE A-
      XLNX A   SLB A+
      YUM UR-   SNI BBB+
            STI BBB
            STJ A
            STT A-
            TEL BBB+
            TWC SUS
            TWX BBB+
            TYC A-
            UNH A-
            UNP A
            UPS A+
            USB A+
            VIAB BBB
            VLO BBB+
            WAFD A-
            WBS BBB
            WDR BBB+
            WFC A
            WOR SUS
            WPZ BBB
            WRK SUS
            WY UR-
            XEC BBB-
            XYL BBB+

Many DG companies are not rated or I got error message.

Please use this information with big grain of salt. From professionals point of view (expressed by a S&P analyst) credit rating as a stock selection parameter is non-sense and I think he is right.

P.S.

It is possible to see M* credit ratings at

www.morningstar.com/credit-rating/corpor...

Yahoo provides free bond screener there anybody can find Fitch credit rating for corporations. I guess some brokers also have bond screeners there S&P and MOddy's rating can be found.

(I forgot about these pages).