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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Natalie Harrison' s stories

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  • Verizon widens talk on top tranche of cellphone ABS

    Ticker | 12 June 2017

    Verizon Wireless widened price talk on Monday on the top tranche of its latest securitization of mobile phone payments amid signs that investors are becoming pickier about lower yielding bonds.

  • HCA hits sweet spot

    Bonds | 09 June 2017

    Hospital operator HCA sold a rare US$1.5bn 30-year split-rated bond on Thursday that was structured to appeal to investment-grade buyers seeking to diversify their portfolios and pick up yield.

  • HCA aims rare 30-year split-rated deal at high grade buyers

    Ticker | 08 June 2017

    Hospital operator HCA is selling a rare 30-year split rated bond structured to appeal to investment-grade buyers looking to add diversity in their portfolios and higher yields.

  • Leverage rises in high-grade after record supply: BAML

    Ticker | 24 May 2017

    Leverage in the US corporate investment-grade bond market rose to the highest levels since the financial crisis during the first quarter, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch credit strategists.

  • Moody's warns on recovery rates for US cov-lite loans

    Ticker | 23 May 2017

    Poorly structured covenant-lite loans make up a much larger proportion of the US leveraged loan market than before the credit crisis, which does not bode well for recoveries in the next downturn, Moody’s said in a note published Tuesday.

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    Verizon bonds widen on ratings miss

    Ticker | 05 May 2017

    Bonds of Verizon Communications were trading modestly wider Friday after the telecoms giant said it no longer expects to return to its previous Single A credit rating by 2018-2019.

  • Becton Dickinson logo

    Bond prices slump as Becton heads to junk

    Top News | 28 April 2017

    Bondholders were left reeling last week after US medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson announced a new multi-billion acquisition that could see at least one of its credit ratings slump to junk.

  • Becton Dickinson bonds widen on Bard deal

    Ticker | 24 April 2017

    Bonds of US medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson widened sharply on Monday amid concerns its ratings will fall to junk status after announcing a US$24bn acquisition of CR Bard.

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    Becton financing Bard buy with debt, equity

    Ticker | 24 April 2017

    US medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson will finance its US$24bn purchase of CR Bard with a combination of cash, debt and equity.

  • Senator Pat Toomey

    Ruling could undo US lending curbs

    Top News | 21 April 2017

    The investigative arm of Congress has been asked to review guidelines on US lending released in 2013 that critics say have put a crimp in bank loans to businesses.