INVESTMENT-GRADE DEBT EDGED OUT JUNK BONDS in net prices linked to actual trades as investors purchase safe-haven assets. Treasury yields dip on soft global economic data stirring up anxiety among investors. The spread between the two and 10-year widened to 21.5 basis points. The 10-year note sank 5.0 basis points. S&P -0.03%, DOW -0.10%, NASDAQ -0.02%.
|Key Gainers and Losers||Volume Leaders|
|Apple Inc. 2.4% 5/3/2023
GE Capital Intl. Funding Co. 3.373% 11/15/2025
|Industry Returns Tracker|
|New Issues||New Issues [Continued]|
1. Kimberly-Clark Corp. (USD) 3.2% 4/25/2029 (04/23/2019): 700MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.83, Yielding 3.22%.
2. Rogers Communications Inc. (CAD) 3.25% 5/1/2029 (04/23/2019):1000MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.746, Yielding 3.28%.
3. JBS USA LLC (USD) 5.875% 7/15/2024 (04/24/2019): 150MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 101.75, Yielding 5.48%.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. The most recent data showed money flowed out of high-yield ETFs/mutual funds for the week ended 4/18/19, with a net inflow of $1.1B, year-to-date $14.4B flowed into high-yield.
|Top Widening Credit Default Swaps (CDS)||Top Narrowing Credit Default Swaps (CDS)|
|Rite Aid Corp. (5Y Sen USD XR14)
Hertz Corp. (5Y Sen USD CR14)
|Cable & Wireless Communication (5Y Sen USD CR14)
Atmos Energy Corp. (5Y Sen USD MR14)
Loans and Credit Market OverviewSYNDICATED LOANS HIGHLIGHTS:
Deals recently freed for secondary trading, notable secondary activity:
- Prysmian, Project Maple II BV, Trade Me Group LTD, Jane Street, Six Flags 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 15 bp (basis points), as of 04/24/19
- Net positive capital flows into high-yield ETFs & mutual funds
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