Despite An Uptick In Economic Activity, Our Three Most Stressed Sectors Continue To Face Challenges, Article Says Jan 12

  • ID: 2039463
  • January 2012
  • Standard & Poors
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NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 6, 2012--In Standard & Poor's opinion, the media and entertainment, consumer products, and health care sectors were the most troubled sectors in the U.S. as of Dec. 20, 2011. Despite positive manufacturing numbers from around the world, sluggish consumer demand and high unemployment continue to weigh on the three sectors, said an article published today by Standard & Poor's Global Fixed Income Research, titled "Stressed Sectors In Corporate America: Our Three Most Stressed Sectors Continue To Recover Slowly." These sectors had the highest levels of risk among our lists of distressed companies (speculative-grade companies with securities trading in excess of 1,000 basis points above U.S. Treasuries), weakest links (companies rated 'B-' or lower with...

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