Access the stock ratings through the "Morningstar Stock Ratings" link on the "Stocks" page of Morningstar's website; however, a premium membership is required to access the stock ratings and research information. For specific mutual funds, visit websites such as Janus Capital Group, since they sometimes include Morningstar rating information.
Morningstar's ratings are from one to five stars, with one being the lowest ranking and five being the most positive ranking. The company evaluates mutual funds and exchange traded funds that are publicly traded. When deciding on its rating, Morningstar considers such factors as the consistency of the stock's performance and its past performance values, notes Investopedia.