State Bond Ratings Report

Overview

A credit rating is an independent assessment of the creditworthiness of an entity, a bond, or any similar borrowing instrument. It measures the probability of the timely repayment of principal and interest of a debt obligation by the issuer. Generally, a higher credit rating leads to a more favorable effect on the marketability of a bond, likely reducing the interest rate and the resulting debt service to the State. Long-term credit rating symbols are generally assigned with "triple A" as the highest and "triple B" (or Bbb) as the lowest in investment grade. Anything below triple B is non-investment grade, and is commonly known as a "junk bond."

Bond Ratings of New England States

As of September 2016, Vermont has the highest overall credit ratings of the New England states. The major credit rating agencies are Moody's Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings.

Rating Agency Reports

Rating Agency Methodology for U.S. States

Transportation Infrastructure Bond Rating Agency Reports

Special Reports

Contact Us

Office of the State Treasurer
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609

Main Phone: (802) 828-2301  
Toll Free: (800) 253-0191
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