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Ratings Chart

This is a chart showing the full range of the ratings available rom the four major rating agencies.

A.M. Best Standard & Poor's Moody's Fitch
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A++
Superior
 
A+
Superior
 
A
Excellent
 
A-
Excellent
 
B++
Very Good
 
B+
Good
 
B
Fair
 
B-
Fair
 
C++
Marginal
 
C+
Marginal
 
C
Weak
 
C-
Weak
 
D
Poor
 
E
Under State Supervision
 
F
In Liquidation
 
S
Rating Suspended
 
AAA
Extremely Strong
 
AA+
Very Strong
 
AA
Very Strong
 
AA-
Very Strong
 
A+
Strong
 
A
Strong
 
A-
Strong
 
BBB+
Good
 
BBB
Good
 
BBB-
Good
 
BB+
Marginal
 
BB
Marginal
 
BB-
Marginal
 
B+
Weak
 
B
Weak
 
B-
Weak
 
CCC+
Very Weak
 
CCC
Very Weak
 
CCC-
Very Weak
 
CC
Extremely Weak
 
R
Regulatory Action
 
pi
Based on public information only
 
Aaa
Exceptional
 
Aa1
Excellent
 
Aa2
Excellent
 
Aa3
Excellent
 
A1
Good
 
A2
Good
 
A3
Good
 
Baa1
Adequate
 
Baa2
Adequate
 
Baa3
Adequate
 
Ba1
Questionable
 
Ba2
Questionable
 
Ba3
Questionable
 
B1
Poor
 
B2
Poor
 
B3
Poor
 
Caa
Very Poor
 
Ca
Extremely Poor
 
C
Lowest
 
AAA
Highest
 
AA+
Very Strong
 
AA
Very Strong
 
AA-
Very Strong
 
A+
Strong
 
A
Strong
 
A-
Strong
 
BBB+
Adequate
 
BBB
Adequate
 
BBB-
Adequate
 
BB+
Weak
 
BB
Weak
 
BB-
Weak
 
B+
Very Weak
 
B
Very Weak
 
B-
Very Weak
 
CCC
Substantial Risk
 
CC
Substantial Risk
 
C
Substantial Risk