Saturday, 24 February 2018

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  • With shunning of Barbie, Fitch pushes Mattel deeper into junk

    Ticker | 23 February 2018

    Mattel plunged deeper into junk territory on Friday, as Fitch dealt the struggling toymaker its third downgrade in four months following disappointing earnings and the impact of children moving away from traditional toys.

  • Junk bond sales recover after volatility

    Ticker | 22 February 2018

    Unfazed by a recent bout of volatility and hefty withdrawals from their clients, fund managers are showing strong appetite for new bond sales from junk-rated borrowers.

  • S&P ups outlook on Netflix to positive

    Ticker | 21 February 2018

    S&P on Wednesday revised its outlook on Netflix to positive from stable and affirmed the company’s B+ rating, citing the entertainment powerhouse’s improved operating performance.

  • Sprint logo

    Sprint offers its first junk bond in three years

    Ticker | 20 February 2018

    US wireless carrier Sprint announced its first junk-bond sale in three years on Tuesday, looking to chip away at its massive financing needs after merger talks with T-Mobile collapsed.

  • Rite Aid sign

    Rite Aid junk bond soars on Albertsons deal: MarketAxess

    Ticker | 20 February 2018

    Rite Aid’s 6.125% 2023 junk bond jumped by around six points in early trading on Tuesday, after the drug store operator announced a deal to merge with grocery chain Albertsons.

  • Us dollar and euro banknotes

    Tax reform takes shine off US debt market

    Top News | 16 February 2018

    For large multinational corporations in need of cash, issuing debt in the US market was, until recently, a no-brainer.

  • Logo of global investment management firm T. Rowe Price

    Fund lightens on Brazil, Mexico before elections

    Ticker | 13 February 2018

    T Rowe Price’s EM ccrporate bond fund is shifting its portfolio away from Latin America and into Asia credits, lightening up on Brazil and Mexico ahead of elections in those countries.

  • Oil pump jack

    Jones Energy drops controversial bond provision

    Ticker | 12 February 2018

    Jones Energy on Monday dropped an aggressive provision from a proposed junk bond sale amid push-back from a buyside that is less keen lately on riskier deals, a source told IFR.

  • Junk bond sales struggle amid sell-off

    Ticker | 09 February 2018

    Bond sales from junk-rated companies struggled to gain traction Friday as the global sell-off in equities finally appeared to put a dent in the lower rungs of corporate bonds.

  • Riskier energy companies crowd menu

    Bonds | 09 February 2018

    Riskier energy companies rushed to sell junk bonds last week, hoping to seize on the sector’s recent outperformance even as crude prices sank to one-month lows.

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