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U.S. High Yield Default Rate Remains Below 2%; Seadrill Propels Yankee Rate

Posted by Fitch Ratings on Oct 3, 2017 2:31:04 PM

Fitch U.S. High Yield Default Insight (U.S. High Yield Default Rate Remains Below 2%; Seadrill Propels Yankee Rate)

Several U.S. high yield companies have interest payments scheduled for Sept. 15 which, according to Fitch Ratings, if not made would move the default rate above the current 1.8% mark, and includes two large retailers.

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Topics: High Yield

Toys ‘R’ Us Filing Pushes Retail Loan Default Rate to New Highs

Posted by Fitch Ratings on Oct 3, 2017 2:27:32 PM

Fitch U.S. Leveraged Loan Default Insight (Toys ‘R’ Us Filing Pushes Retail Loan Default Rate to New Highs)

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Fitch: U.S. Leveraged Loan Default Rate Bottoms as Market Awaits Expected Defaults

Posted by Fitch Ratings on Aug 18, 2017 11:32:30 AM

The TTM U.S. institutional leveraged loan default rate is at 1.7%, down from 1.9% at end-July, marking what Fitch Ratings believes is a trough in the default rate. Fitch expects the default rate will end the year around 2.5%.

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Topics: Loans

Fitch: US High Yield TTM Default Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since March 2014

Posted by Fitch Ratings on Aug 15, 2017 12:32:19 PM

The U.S. trailing 12-month (TTM) high yield default rate dipped below 2% for the first time since March 2014, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report.

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Topics: High Yield, Loan Default Rate

Fitch: Retailers' Struggles Propel Sector Loan Default Rate Above 5%

Posted by Fitch Ratings on Jul 25, 2017 2:06:34 PM

The trailing 12-month (TTM) retail institutional leveraged loan default rate climbed above 5% in July from 2.8% at end-June, according to Fitch Ratings. This year five retailers, including True Religion Apparel and J.Crew Group this month, have defaulted on $3.8 billion of loans. The retail sector loan default rate is now well above the non-recessionary average of 1.4%.

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Topics: Loans, Loan Default Rate


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