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Standard & Poor's (S&P)

Standard & Poor's (S&P) is a major index supplier as well as information source of autonomous credit ratings.

It is also the supplier of the mainstream S&P 500 Index and the S&P BSE Senesex. S&P was established in the year 1860, offering financial market insights.

Standard & Poor’s Global divisions incorporate S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices, as well as S&P Global Platts.

S&P, which has offices in 26 nations, is well recognized around the globe for its wide assortment of investable and benchmark indices, and countless credit scores it issues.

The organization started as the Standard Statistics Co.

In the year 1923, it launched its first stock market indicator, which comprised of 233 companies.

It would come to be recognized as Standard & Poor's due to a 1941 merger with the company called Poor's Publishing.

The merger also increased the stock index to 416 organizations prior to reaching the special number 500 in the year 1957.

In the year 2012, Standard & Poor’s joined its index operations with Dow Jones Indices to form a leader in the industry.

The McGraw-Hill Cos. bought S&P in the year 1966, and in the year 2016, McGraw Hill Financial re-branded itself as S&P Global.

The organization in excess of 1,400 credit analysts, and more than 1.2 million credit scores have been issued on governments, corporations, the financial sector, as well as securities.

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