The top-tier credit rating of the United States is in no immediate danger, a senior Standard & Poor's Analyst told Dow Jones Thursday.
"We don't believe (the AAA rating is under threat) at the moment. No. We will have more to say about that in the next few days," Kyran Curry, a Melbourne-based analyst in the sovereign ratings team said, according to the news service.
When contacted by CNBC, a spokesman for S&P said in an e-mail: "our rating on the US remains AAA with a stable outlook, and we're unable to offer any further comment."
Moody's affirmed its AAA rating on the US on Wednesday.
Last Thursday S&P cut Britain's credit outlook, raising fears that the US may be next.
"I don’t think it will happen quickly, but I think the market views the possibility as an increasing one," Bill Gross, co-chief investment officer of PIMCO told CNBC last Thursday. "I mean, the U.K. was downgraded last night, and the market views those two countries, the U.K. and the U.S., as relative twins."
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Analysts told CNBC that fears about a downgrade of the US sovereign credit rating are premature, but not entirely unwarranted.