AAA Corporate Bonds List
The AAA corporate bonds list is much shorter today than it was even 15-20 years ago. Now there are currently only four bonds from US companies in this category that have the highest possible rating, and the credit rating of the USA has been lowered below AAA for the first time ever. As late as 2008 there were seven AAA rated American companies but three of these have seen their credit ratings lowered since then. The four companies left standing with the top rating are frequently called the Final Four by investors, and none of these are financial corporations. Corporate bonds with the rating of AAA have seen a big increase in demand from investors in the recent economic turmoil, and that makes the last four US companies with this rating a good investment choice for almost any investor.
The first company on the AAA corporate bonds list is Automatic Data Processing, symbol ADP. This company still has the AAA rating from Standard & Poor because it has shown excellent earnings growth and revenue that is consistent over time. Automatic Data Processing is considered a blue chip bond that is a fantastic investment for almost anyone. Johnson & Johnson is another AAA choice when it comes to corporate bond offerings. This company has a solid financial footing and according to Standard & Poor there is also a promising pipeline in place. J & J is a company that is a leader in consumer products and the top rating makes this company extremely interesting to investors as well.
The corporate bonds list of bonds which have an AAA rating is not lengthy. One of the four companies listed is Microsoft, and the addition of this company on the list is no surprise to investors. Microsoft is a company recognized around the world, and the large amount of organic growth experienced by this company makes it ideal for most investment portfolios. David Lerner associates bonds may be a good investment but these bonds are not quite as well known as Microsoft, and they also do not carry the same perfect AAA rating. Both the stock and bonds issued by Microsoft are considered blue chip choices for investors.
The last of the four companies on the AAA corporate bonds list is Exxon Mobil, symbol XOM. Exxon Mobil also has some subsidiaries that are highly rated, and this company is in the energy sector. None of the bonds on the AAA list will be considered high yield corporate bonds because there is a low level of risk with these companies. The possibility of any AAA bond defaulting is very small, and the solid financial situation makes this scenario very unlikely. Many bonds issued by companies were downgraded in the last few years and the list of AAA bonds from solid companies has shrunk considerably. Many investors and bond funds have started turning to AA rated bonds because there are few that still hold the coveted AAA rating. The four companies listed are considered the best of the best, and this has made these bonds very popular with investors.