Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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  • FirstCash bond offers investors retail play

    Ticker | 18 May 2017

    Investors are expected to give a warm reception to a new junk bond from FirstCash, the largest US pawn shop operator and a relatively bright spot in the battered retail sector.

  • Upgrades outpace downgrades for US corporate bonds: BAML

    Ticker | 17 May 2017

    Upgrades to investment grade for US dollar-denominated corporate bonds have outpaced downgrades to junk by a factor of five so far this year, thanks to a sharp turnaround in the commodity sector, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a report.

  • Dole IPO could lead to rating upgrade: S&P

    Ticker | 15 May 2017

    Dole Food could get a rating upgrade after its planned IPO as it would help the company lower leverage and improve management accountability, S&P said on Monday.

  • Tapstone hikes yield on struggling junk bond sale

    Ticker | 12 May 2017

    Blackstone-backed oil and gas company Tapstone Energy on Friday sweetened the yield on a debut junk bond issue by over 200bp and offered more investor-friendly covenants to lure buyers to the struggling deal, according to sources familiar with the trade.

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    Loans take bite out of M&A bonds

    Top News | 12 May 2017

    The red-hot loan market is taking some of the shine off junk bond issuance, as its cheaper rates and more flexible terms prove hard for many borrowers to resist.

  • Double B rated junk bond spreads hit post-crisis tight

    Ticker | 10 May 2017

    Spreads on Double B rated bonds have rallied to their post-crisis tights despite what is expected to be the busiest week for new issuance in about a month for US junk debt.

  • Hertz bonds hit by earnings, downgrade

    Ticker | 09 May 2017

    Bonds of struggling car rental company Hertz slid on Tuesday following the release of disappointing quarterly earnings and a downgrade from Moody’s.

  • UPDATE 1-Petroamazonas markets bond to pay oil suppliers: source

    Ticker | 08 May 2017

    Ecuador’s state-run oil and gas company Petroamazonas has begun marketing a US$315.3m bond due in 2020 that was originally issued to suppliers, sources told IFR on Monday.

  • Ecuador's Petroamazonas markets bond to pay suppliers: source

    Ticker | 08 May 2017

    Ecuador’s state-owned oil and gas company Petroamazonas has begun remarketing a US$315.3m bond sale sold in February to pay some of its suppliers, sources told IFR on Monday.

  • Sinclair bonds fall after Tribune acquisition announcement

    Ticker | 08 May 2017

    Prices on bonds issued by TV broadcaster Sinclair Broadcast Group fell on Monday after it agreed to acquire rival Tribune Media for US$3.9bn and assume US$2.7bn of existing net debt.