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Sector Review: The List Of 'AAA' U.S. Municipalities Grows By Four Oct 06

  • ID: 1791633
  • October 2006
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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  • Alexandria
  • Cary
  • Glastonbury
  • Lower Merion Twp
  • Palo Alto
  • Stamford
  • MORE

Since our last review in June 2005, there have been six additions and two deletions to the list of municipalities that carry 'AAA' GO (or issuer credit) ratings. There are now 70 'AAA' municipalities, up from 66 a year ago and 54 in 2002. Additions to the list include Weston, Fla. and Malibu, Calif. Both of these issuers received 'AAA' ICRs, as neither has outstanding GO debt. The ICR implies what the GO rating would be if an issuer had this type of debt outstanding. Upgrades added four additional municipalities: Alpharetta, Ga., Chandler, Ariz., and Bedford and Hingham, Mass. These four all had been upgraded from 'AA+'. The two deletions were Madison Boro, N.J. and Town of Palm Beach, Fla....

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- Avon
- Fairfield
- Glastonbury
- Norwalk
- Ridgefield Twn
- Chandler
- Palo Alto
- Scottsdale
- Cambridge
- Boca Raton
- Coral Springs
- Columbus
- Winston-Salem
- Raleigh
- Greensboro
- Durham
- Charlotte
- Cary
- Summit
- Bernards Twp
- Omaha
- Lincoln
- Birmingham
- St. Paul
- Rochester
- Minneapolis
- Edina
- Bloomington
- Alexandria
- Charlottesville
- Seattle
- Plano
- Irving
- Naperville
- Indianapolis
- Stamford
- Lower Merion Twp
- Mountain View
- Santa Monica
- Ridgewood Vill
- Westlake
- Roswell
- Germantown
- Overland Park
- Alpharetta
- Hingham Twn
- Troy
- West Des Moines
- Hinsdale
- Lincoln Twn
- Wellesley
- Weston
- Needham
- Cerritos
- Manhattan Beach City
- Greenwich
- Sudbury
- Bloomfield Hills
- Town & Country
- Northbrook Vill
- Harrison Vill
- Malibu
- Weston
- Glencoe Vill
- Bedford Twn
- Bedford Twn

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