High-Yield Roundup

  • 22 Sep 2002
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Technology was the big loser through last Thursday, though weakness was widespread following the equity slump.Allied Wastesoftened ahead of new issuance.FlemingandHealthSouthsaw heavy selling yet again. Here is other selected action.

Nextel Rally Comes Apart

Nextel Communications' 9.375% notes of '09 (B3/B), dropped four points to a 76.75 bid after Jim Mooney, the coo of the wireless carrier, resigned without explanation.

Joe Galzerano, analyst at CIBC World Markets, remains bullish on the credit, as leverage is declining and EBITDA continues to grow.


Cablevision, Charter Drift Upward

The cable sector was among the few gainers last week. Cablevision Systems' 7.625% notes of '11 climbed as high as 89, but were dragged down by the broader market and went out Thursday up two points at an 85.5 bid. Charter Communications' 8.625% notes of '09 (B2/B+) were 1.5 points better at 68.5. Brendan White, portfolio manager at Fort Washington Investment Advisors, believes "people are realizing Cablevision and Charter are not Adelphia."


Lucent, Nortel, Lead Tech Trouncing

The technology sector got clobbered last week, following woeful earnings revisions by Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks. Lucent's 7.25% notes of '06 (B2/B+) were down 10 points to 49, while Nortel's 6.125% notes of '06 (Ba3/BB-) dropped some seven points to 39. Solectron, which relies heavily on business from Nortel, saw its 9.625% notes of '09 drop six points to 86.

A bulge bracket technology analyst says the market was stunned by the speed with which the slowdown in telecom spending hit Lucent, which saw revenue drop 20-25% for its fiscal fourth quarter versus the previous quarter. Analysts had been expecting revenues to be down 10% at the very worst, he says.

  • 22 Sep 2002

GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 4,755 19 11.75
2 Citi 4,288 14 10.60
3 Rabobank 2,633 4 6.51
4 Goldman Sachs 2,615 4 6.46
5 Barclays 2,603 8 6.43

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 84,503.31 246 12.96%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 71,587.85 220 10.98%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 65,360.43 206 10.03%
4 JPMorgan 46,548.88 148 7.14%
5 Credit Suisse 37,323.31 115 5.73%