The world's largest meat processor, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), experienced bad news ahead of one of the nation's top meat-consuming holidays. The Tyson Foods, Inc. 7% (USD) 1/15/2028 bond saw a sharp $6 drop in bid price leading up to Thanksgiving - coming on the heels of a month of unpleasent news. In addition to facing numerous downgrades, the Arkansas-based company missed Wall Street predictions in last week's earnings report as well as face a class-action lawsuit citing extensive price-collusion in the chicken-boiler market dating back to 2008.
Divergence in Southwestern Energy and Chesapeake Energy bond and equity prices hit a high in Q1 2016 with the spike in Chesapeake 5 Year Senior USD MR14 CDS spread. Thereafter and through to present, equity prices remain divergent while bond prices converge.
High volatility in both the IHS Markit CDX LatAm Corporate Index and Mexico 6.75% 2034 note can be observed in the 90 days leading up to the Presidential election. Most recently, a sharp widening of the given CDS spread is noticeable at the end of October after Director James Comey stated that the FBI was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email scandal. This widening was quickly reversed just days before Election Day when Comey and the FBI determined there was no further evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton.