JUNK BONDS SLIGHTLY EDGED OUT INVESTMENT-GRADE DEBT in net prices linked to actual trades. Equities slip as healthcare stocks took a significant hit on Wednesday amid the developing political environment surrounding healthcare. UnitedHealth plummeted 7 percent in the past two days alone despite an earnings beat on Tuesday. 10-year Treasury note rose 0.2 basis points S&P -0.19%, DOW+0.06%, NASDAQ -0.05%
|Key Gainers and Losers||Volume Leaders|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co. 3.964% 11/15/2048
CVS Health Corp. 4.1% 3/25/2025
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|New Issues||New Issues [Continued]|
1. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (USD) 3.45% 4/23/2029 (04/16/2019): 1500MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.84, Yielding 3.47%.
2. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (USD) 3.05% 7/8/2026 (04/16/2019): 1250MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.868, Yielding 3.07%.
Bank of America Corp. The most recent data showed money flowed out of high-yield ETFs/mutual funds for the week ended 4/12/19, with a net inflow of $0.655B, year-to-date $13.3B 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)
|Cable & Wireless Communication (5Y Sen USD CR14)
San Miguel Corp. (5Y Sen USD CR14)
Loans and Credit Market OverviewSYNDICATED LOANS HIGHLIGHTS:
Deals recently freed for secondary trading, notable secondary activity:
- Project Maple II BV, Trade Me Group LTD, Jane Street, Six Flags Inc., MW Industries Inc.
Long-term bond yields are expected to hit a cyclical peak in 2019 given tight fiscal policy and lagging global economies. Europe remains checked by stubbornly low inflationary forces. Positive effects remained in force:
- TED spread held below 18 bp (basis points), as of 04/17/19
- Net positive capital flows into high-yield ETFs & mutual funds
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