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Credit Trends: U.S. Composite Credit Spreads Daily (Feb. 13, 2012) Feb 12 Product Image

Credit Trends: U.S. Composite Credit Spreads Daily (Feb. 13, 2012) Feb 12

  • ID: 2059759
  • February 2012
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
Standard & Poor's investment-grade composite remained unchanged at 207 basis points (bps) Friday, and the speculative-grade composite spread widened by 8 bps to 655 bps. By rating, the 'AA' and 'A' spreads expanded by 1 bp each to 136 bps and 181 bps, respectively, and 'BBB' remained unchanged at 259 bps. The 'BB' spread widened by 6 bps to 464 bps, 'B' widened by 8 bps to 704 bps, and 'CCC' expanded by 13 bps to 1,074 bps. By industry, financial institutions, industrials, and telecommunications widened by 1 bp each to 321 bps, 306 bps, and 330 bps, respectively. Banks expanded by 3 bps to 342 bps, and utilities narrowed by 1 bp to 211 bps. The investment-grade and speculative-grade...

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