Only seven non-financial companies still boast an AAA credit rating - down from more than 60 in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Only seven non-financial companies still boast an AAA credit rating - down from more than 60 in the early 1980s. With the spread between AAA and AA- a massive 1.12% (it's usually about 0.06%), GE, Toyota (TM), ADP, Exxon (XOM), J&J (JNJ), Pfizer (PFE) and Microsoft (MSFT) have good reason to fight for their grades.