Risk-to-Price Commentary: The R2P Fixed-Income Barometer: June 3, 2011 Jun 11

  • ID: 1815163
  • June 2011
  • Standard & Poors
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  • Banco Pastor, S.A.
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  • EDP Finance B.V.
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Geography seemingly made all the difference for the week ended June 3, 2011. The risk-reward profiles--as measured by average Risk-to-Price (R2P) scores--of nine European sectors improved, compared with securities in North America. In Europe, health care once again posted the best improvement (9%), on par with the consumer discretionary sector (see table 1). Disappointing U.S. economic news last week, including the much weaker-than-expected nonfarm payroll figure that increased just 54,000 in May, likely affected North American securities. The latest report raised concern that the U.S. recovery could be running out of steam. The financial and the information technology sectors recorded the biggest deterioration in their risk-reward profiles. The Valuation and Risk Strategies (VRS) research team reviews weekly shifts in our...

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- Knight Ridder Inc.
- Marsh & McLennan Cos.
- 3M Co.
- Rite Aid Corp.
- Bank of Scotland PLC
- First Tennessee Bank N.A. Memphis
- Renault S.A.
- Allied Irish Banks PLC
- Enable Oklahoma Intrastate Transmission, LLC
- HealthSouth Corp.
- Edison Mission Energy
- Suez S.A.
- Banco de Sabadell S.A.
- Beazer Homes USA Inc.
- Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
- Airgas Inc.
- Banco Pastor, S.A.
- U.S. Bank National Association
- Regency Centers L.P.
- Portugal Telecom International Finance B.V.
- Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.
- EDP Finance B.V.
- Gentiva Health Services Inc.
- Hypothekenbank Frankfurt International S.A.
- Dollar General Corp.
- BRISA Auto-Estradas de Portugal S.A.
- National Grid PLC
- Ventas Realty L.P.
- Virgin Media Finance PLC
- Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.
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- PDC Energy Inc.
- LBG Capital No. 2 PLC
- TNT Express N.V.
- IGATE Corp.
- Swiss Re Treasury (US) Corp.
- Global Geophysical Services Inc.

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