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Credit Trends: Stress In Corporate America: Overall Credit Conditions Are Gradually Improving For The Three Most Stressed Sectors In 2011 Product Image

Credit Trends: Stress In Corporate America: Overall Credit Conditions Are Gradually Improving For The Three Most Stressed Sectors In 2011

  • Published: May 2011
  • Region: America, United States
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
In Stress In Corporate America, we use three of our preexisting research publications--weakest links, potential bond downgrades, and the distressed report--to identify and spotlight U.S. sectors we believe are currently subject to the highest levels of credit stress. In light of sluggish consumer demand and some uncertainty about economic and credit market conditions, the media and entertainment, oil and gas, and retail/restaurants sectors were, in Standard & Poor's opinion, the most troubled sectors as of April 30, 2011. These sectors had the highest levels of risk among our lists of distressed companies (defined as speculative-grade companies with securities trading in excess of 1,000 basis points, or bps, above U.S. Treasuries), weakest links (companies rated 'B-' or lower with negative outlooks...

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