The S&P hit a new high, but the BDC sector dropped. Leading the news – despite multiple earnings releases – was the decision by one BDC to quit and become a national bank.
The new month/week began with a modest BDC price rise. However, there was shocking news from one of the most popular – and idiosyncratic BDCs – out there just as earnings season shifted into high gear.
The BDC Fixed Income Recap is back in a monthly format. We review the latest sector prices for unsecured debt; the number of issues and issuers and what’s been happening.
This was a consequential week that included the month end and the beginning of earnings season. Nonetheless, BDC sector prices barely budged. We discuss why there’s a strong possibility that might change shortly.
The BDC sector price dropped on the day, but possibly for a technical reason that we discuss. Also, the leading venture debt lender announced enviable results and another BDC dishes about a new add-ion investment.
BDC prices slumped slightly on the day. BDC earnings season began with one disappointing result and one as expected. Also, we were surprised by a very inexpensive unsecured debt offering by a well regarded BDC.
Hercules Capital announces IIIQ 2021 distributions. We compare the likely payout for 2021 with 2020 and 2019 and wonder about 2022.
First day of the last week of the month and BDC stock prices – and the markets – are on the rise, with BDC earnings season twenty four hours away. Also a smaller BDC is buying back its stock.
A week that began with high drama where BDC prices were concerned settled down by week’s end. However, IIQ 2021 BDC earnings season is upon us and anything could happen.
After Monday’s price slump, the BDC sector has recovered for a second day in a row. With little new developments to review, we have undertaken a BDC earnings preview and a credit update of a BDC portfolio company.
BDC sector prices gained substantially after doing the opposite the day before. Is this drawdown over or have we just begun ? Plus, a BDC raises its dividend and boost its price and two Baby Bonds get early redemption dates.
Monday was a very bad day for all the markets price-wise, including the BDC sector. We review at some length what happened. Also discussed is a new rating of a BDC by a well respected investment bank.
BDC prices drop for a second week. Time to worry, or not ? The BDC Reporter offers up some thoughts based on long experience.
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