Mobil, AAA, and others evaluate and rate individual hotel properties. They rank the properties on a scale expressed in terms of "stars" or "diamonds." A "5-star" hotel is the most luxurious and well-kept.
Standardised evaluation of the credit solvency of creditors, companies, banks or countries or of the securities issued by these entities by specialised agencies (e.g. Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch). Ratings can also be conducted bank-internally.
Bonds are rated for credit safety by various rating organizations such as Standard & Poor's and Moody's. These firms rate the companies and municipalities issuing bonds according to their likelihood of being able (in the estimation of the rating agency) to repay principal and make interest payments. Ratings range from AAA or Aaa (the highest) to C or D (representing a company in default).
Evaluation by a credit rating agency, such as Moody's or Standard & Poor's, of an issue's investment quality. An issue's rating may change as the borrower's anticipated ability to service interest an redemption payments changes. See downgrade, upgrade.
An evaluation of securities by an independent rating service, such as Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fitch, and Duff & Phelps/MCM. With mutual funds, ratings are typically used to evaluate corporate and municipal bonds. High Quality - AAA, AA, A; or Aaa, Aa, A ; or Aa1, Aa2, Aa3 Medium Quality - BBB, BB, B; or Baa, Ba, B; or Ba1, Ba2, Ba3 Low Quality - CCC, CC, C; or Caa, Ca, C; or Ca1, Ca2, Ca3 In Default or Questionable Value - DDD, DD, D
An evaluation of a scheme in relation to a parameter. The rating could be done in respect of the creditworthiness of debt instruments, risk of loss in an investment or the performance of an investment.
External rating: standardized evaluation of issuer's creditworthiness and debt instruments carried out by specialist agencies. Internal rating: detailed risk assessment of every exposure associated with a debtor.
In securities trading, a formal opinion given by an independent, professional service on the credit standing of the issuer of a bond and on the investment quality of the security. The opinion is normally expressed in letters: aaa, baa-l, etc.... read full article
An assessment of credit standing given by rating agencies such as Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poor's. Rating is used e.g. in connection with the issue of securities and takes the probability of default and the size of the loss into account.
Rating is the core activity of prenegotiation preparation. The purpose of rating is to use numerical expression to clearify negotiator's preference and utility level of individual negotiation issue, option and package. In Inspire, the user is required to specify these three ratings according to personal preference and knowledge. The utility function of individual negotiator is generated not only from the composition of the issue and option ratings but also from the decomposition of package evaluation. According to the utility function, any adjustment of the package evaluation may lead to variation of utility level of other packages.
Assessment of the debtorâ€(tm)s creditworthiness. The higher the creditworthiness, the higher the rating it will receive. The highest possible rating is the AAA-rating by Standard and Poors (See investment know How)
The four main rating services are A.M. Best, Duff and Phelps, Moody's, and Standard and Poor's. They look at a variety of factors in determining a company's "rating." Each rating means something slightly different to each rating service, but the collective factors are: operational stability and operating performance; claims-paying ability; and financial security/strength. The most widely used service is A.M. Best. The highest rating from this service is an A++.
1. An evaluation of a corporate or municipal bond's relative safety from an investment standpoint. Basically, it scrutinizes the issuer's ability to repay principal and make interest payments. 2. An analyst's recommendation on whether to buy, sell, or hold a specific stock.
A point system wherein points are added and subtracted depending on a player's previous rating, the number of games won and lost, and the ratings of the opponents against whom he or she played. This system is used by the NSA to determine overall skill level and to place contestants into appropriate divisions during tournaments.
For every sanctioned National SCRABBLE® Association tournament a new rating is computed for each of the contestants. The rating represents how well an entrant is playing in relation to other players. The higher the rating, the more skillful the player. Ratings currently range from 400-2100.
A measure of skill. USCF Ratings range from roughly 0 (basically impossible to get this low - no one ever has) to 3000; most scholastic beginners start around 400. Even if you lose all your games in your first few tournaments you are still usually about 200.
A judges assesment of a contestant's speaking ability overall. This assessment is be expressed in terms of Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor. At many tournaments these terms are expressed numerically. Two common scales are 1-25 or 70-100.
For each sanctioned National SCRABBLE Association tournament, a new rating is computed for each of the contestants. The rating represents how well a player is doing in relation to other rated players. The higher the rating, the more skillful the player. Ratings currently range from 200 to 2,100.
This describes a player's playing strength in the club. Rating calculation is based on the elo system, and supplemented by the Glicko method. Its value is usually between 600 and 2900 points. Weaker players, children have a rating usually under 1000 points, average players have 1200-1400 points, really strong players are over 2000, while the world champion is over 2800 elo points.
An estimate of the size of an audience shown as a percent of a total group of people surveyed. This may be expressed in terms of households or individuals. For example, a "Men 18-24 rating of 2.1" for a radio station means that 2.1% of all Men 18-24 in a market listen to that particular radio station during an Average Quarter Hour. For TV, an 8 rating means that 8% of all homes which sets in the coverage area were tuned in to the particular program.
When a TV program has a rating of, say, 10, that means 10% of households watched that program. That means at least one person in those households, but typically (in Australia) a rating of 10 means that only about 6-7% of people watched the program. In radio research, ratings research measures audience size, but not a specific measure.
The audience of a particular program or station at a specific period of time expressed as a percent of the audience population. The percent sign is not shown, and the rating may represent household viewing or a specific demographic audience segment's listening or viewing.
The size of the TV audience as measured by the number of TV-equipped households watching. The total U.S. figure is about 92 million TV households, so each rating point equals about 920,000 homes watching. A family with more than one set is counted as one unit. Contrast with Share.
the percentage of the broadcaster's total television households watching a broadcast. For example, a five rating means that five percent of the households that could receive a broadcast actually watched it. See also Share and Total Household Reach.
The percentage of a given population group consuming a medium at a particular time. Generally used for broadcast television. For instance, to stay that a TV program has a 10 rating of adults 18-49 is to say that 10 percent of the adult population between the ages of 18 and 49 viewed an average minute of programming.
Audience measure unit representing the percentage of the total audience (whether sets on or not) tuned to a specific program (by average quarter-hour periods); also, average percentage of audience viewing a station or network.
The estimated audience size of a particular program or channel relative to the universe, expressed as a percent. A rating percent expressed in the cable-only GEOGRAPHY is called a Cable Area Rating. A rating percent expressed as part of only a cable networkâ€™s SUBSCRIBER BASE is called a Coverage Area Rating.
add-on qualification to a pilot's licence, e.g. Night Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Instrument Rating, Seaplane Rating etc. Individual Type Ratings are necessary to fly aircraft over 12,500 pounds MTWA.
Contrary to some people's beliefs, the rating applies not to the quality of a fanfic but to its maturity level. One should read up on each site's rating systems so as not to stumble into any unwanted sexually explicit or violent material. Also look for filters that sort by rating.
Standardized indicator for the international finance markets that assesses and classifies the creditworthiness of a debtor. The classification is the result of an economic analysis of the debtor by specialist rating companies.
As in "nameplate" rating, is the gross rating on the manufacturer's nameplate as designated by the manufacturer of the generator. The nameplate rating does not take into account the actual consumption of the electric power of a generator or a generating facility.
The conditions specified by a manufacturer that define the safe operating limits of electrical equipment. Ratings usually include voltage, power, and temperature and are listed on the equipment nameplate.
During the underwriting process for insurance, the act of approving an application on a basis other than the basis for which the policy was applied for, including actions such as approving the application at a higher premium rate than applied for or with less coverage than applied for. The resulting policy is said to be a rated policy.
The process of calculating the appropriate premium to charge purchasers, given the degree of risk represented by the individual or group, the expected costs to deliver medical services, and the expected marketability and competitiveness of the Managed Care Organization's plan.
An underwriting decision to approve disability income coverage but at a higher than normal premium due to an increased risk which is usually associated with adverse medical history. An extra premium of anywhere from 15 to 100 percent or more can be applied.
The making of insurance rates. Also, the premium classification given an individual who makes application for life or health insurance and, most commonly, when the applicant is designated as a substandard risk. A higher premium reflects the increased risk.
A rating is a score provided by members in a transaction. A positive experience is rated at +1 point. A neutral experience is rated at 0 points. A negative experience is rated at -1 points. Also see feedback.
The means whereby the horse and rider progress for ward at an even pace, not rushing one moment only to slow down the next. To rate a horse properly he must be sufficiently schooled to accept discipline, be prepared to move out or come down in speed as required. The rider must recognize at approximately what speed the horse is traveling.
The continuous rating of a Circuit is the maximum power flow that can be passed through the Circuit, following a fault nearby on the GB Transmission System, without damaging equipment, or infringing statutory clearances on overhead lines. This will normally be for a period within 24 hours. This rating varies for each season of the year, because of the effect of differing climatic conditions on equipment performance.
The largest projected amount a prospect is capable of giving at a single time (single gift or multi-year pledge), should the prospect be sufficiently interested in the UI. Ratings start at A9, or $1,000-4,999, to a high of A1, or $1 million+.
The system used to determine the customer charge for each call. Call charges are normally based on the time of day, the duration of the call, and any conditions specified in the contract between the subscriber and the carrier.
The process by which the price of your insurance coverage is determined. States are divided into rating territories. Your insurance company bases part of the price of your policy on the claims history of all the drivers it insures in your territory. Other factors such as your driving record and age also affect the rating.