Standard and Poor's Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Standard and Poor'snoun

uk   us   (also Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index™, abbreviation S & P) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a US ratingsagency (= ​organization that ​calculates the ​risk that ​loans will not be ​paid back) that also ​publishes a shareindex (= ​list of the ​averageprices of ​shares on a particular ​stockmarket): It's among the world's ​topbanks as ​rated by Standard & Poor's. Funds that ​bet on the Standard and Poor's ​index of 500 ​shares have ​gained nearly 10%.
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