TREASURY YIELDS WERE PUSHED LOWER while prices rose as investors fled to safe-haven assetsamid additional weak economic data. Construction spending suddenly declined in December finishing the year up 4.1 percent, the worst reading since 2011. N-component Netflix, of the FAANG group, will soon have a new competitor as AT&T’s buyout of Time Warner is official. The organization will be restructured and overhauled giving it “agility and flexibility” allowing the company to be a fierce competitor in the streaming service market, AT&T dipped 2.74%. Crude prices surged 25% in the first two months of 2019 subsequently the result of OPEC members slashing output in 2019. Saudi Arabia lowered production by 400,000 barrels a day accounting for half of the output lost and in March output in Saudi Arabia is expected to slip below 10 million barrels per day. ADI proprietary index data showed a net yield increment for high-yield versus high-grade bonds. High-grade edged out high-yield. Among high-grade bonds showing topmost price gains at appreciable volumes traded, AT&T Inc. (USD) 4.5% 5/15/2035 made analysts' 'Conviction Buy' lists. (See the chart for AT&T Inc. below). Corey Mahoney (email@example.com).
|Key Gainers and Losers||Volume Leaders|
|California Resources Corp. 8% 12/15/2022 144A
Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. 7.125% 12/15/2024
|Industry Returns Tracker|
|New Issues||Forward Calendar|
1. CNX Resources Corp. (USD) 7.25% 3/14/2027 144A (03/04/2019):500MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 7.25%.
2. CNX Resources Corp. (USD) 7.25% 3/14/2027 Reg S (03/04/2019): 500MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 7.25%.
1. Twinset Spa: ¬170M 5 year senior secured floating-rate notes, Expected Q1 2019
CNX Resources Corp. The most recent data showed money flowed out of high-yield ETFs/mutual funds for the week ended 2/22/19, with a net inflow of $0.69B, year-to-date $9.7B flowed into high-yield.
|Top Widening Credit Default Swaps (CDS)||Top Narrowing Credit Default Swaps (CDS)|
|Hertz Corp. (5Y Sen USD XR14)
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (5Y Sen USD MR14)
|SuperValu Inc. (5Y Sen USD XR14)
San Miguel Corp. (5Y Sen USD CR14)
Loans and Credit Market Overview
Deals recently freed for secondary trading, notable secondary activity:
- Amer Sports Corp., Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, Neustar Inc, Minotaur Acquisition Inc.
- TED spread held below 18 bp (basis points), as of 03/04/19
- Net positive capital flows into high-yield ETFs & mutual funds
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