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BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended October 19, 2018

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Oct 24, 2018 10:34:00 AM

BDC Common Stocks

Bleeding Stopped

In the wider markets, the dramas of the past couple of weeks continued through October 19, 2018. “The S&P’s lower close on Friday marked the tenth down day in the past 12 trading sessions”, according to Yahoo Finance.

BDC common stocks, though, generally consolidated after weeks of decline. The UBS Exchange Traded Note with the ticker BDCS, which includes most of the individual players in the sector on a weighted adjusted basis, dropped to $19.39 from $19.40. The Wells Fargo BDC Index – more useful as a Total Return measuring stick than just the price change at BDCS – dropped to $2,505.24, down 0.42%.

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LevFin Insights BDC Portfolio News 10-22-18

Posted by Thomas Dunford on Oct 22, 2018 4:16:14 PM

Portfolio mainstays Confie Seguros, McAfee pursue lower margins through respective refinancing, repricing

The brief turn two weeks ago toward caution in the leveraged-loan market amid volatility in high-yield and equities has proved to be but a blip amid a sea of endless liquidity, and that sentiment was affirmed last week as loans ignored another selloff in shares. Indeed for loans, it was business as usual with a pronounced emphasis on opportunistic activity. Bonds, too, got back to business, spurred by Uber’s successful $2 billion private offering, with other issuers jumping into the market in the wake of that upsized transaction.

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Topics: News, LevFin Insights, portfolio, Fixed Income, business development company, Analytics, Middle Market, BDC

BDC Fixed Income: Market Recap: Week Ended October 12, 2018

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Oct 15, 2018 10:37:31 AM

BDC Fixed Income

Respite

The week ended October 12 2018 was dismal for BDC common stock investors.

Readers may not need our BDC Common Stocks Market Recap – published simultaneously with this article – to be alerted to the fact.

However, BDC Fixed Income – after enduring it’s own mini-meltdown the week before – perked up modestly on the week.

Of the 39 BDC debt issues that are actively trading (out of 40 in the universe), the median price came to $25.18.

On October 5, 2018, that equivalent median price was $25.09.

Moreover, the number of debt issues trading below par – pushed there by higher rates – dropped to 11 from 13.

Still, there were no issues trading over $26.00 – until just recently a frequent occurrence.

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Topics: bdc reporter, News, portfolio, Fixed Income, Analytics, Middle Market, BDC, business development company

LevFin Insights BDC Portfolio News 10-9-18: FSIC’s yield to narrow in EmployBridge repricing; GLAD holds 2L debt up for repayment at Red Ventures

Posted by Thomas Dunford on Oct 9, 2018 4:34:39 PM

With September’s marquee M&A transactions put away, opportunistic activity ramped up further last week in both loans and bonds. The shift in technicals stemming from the lack of a formidable M&A calendar was particularly tangible in the loan market, as heavy investor demand raised the prospect for tight prints and aggressive documentation. Repricings, extensions and dividend recapitalizations were all in the mix, with arrangers using these transactions as a vehicle to effect other issuer-friendly revisions, including covenant stripping.

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Topics: News, LevFin Insights, Fixed Income, portfolio, market analytics, Analytics, Middle Market, BDC, Loans, business development company

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended September 28, 2018

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Oct 3, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Chill In The Air

The BDC sector’s upward trend stalled again this week.

The Wells Fargo BDC Index dropped (1.3%).

Likewise, BDCS – the UBS Exchange Traded Note – saw its stock price drop (0.9%) to $20.72.

That’s the lowest level for BDCS in 5 weeks.

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Topics: bdc reporter, News, Fixed Income, market analytics, Analytics, BDC, Middle Market, business development company, Losers, Loans


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