There was a slight – and we mean tiny – shift in BDC Fixed Income prices in the week ended January 17, 2020. Also, two BDCs were in the market issuing new debt: one for a very large and one for a very small amount, but both are instructive.
The BDC sector follows the major indices higher in the week ended January 17. We discuss some of the winners in price terms for the week and one notable loser and speculate where BDC prices might go once earnings season begins shortly.
We review the details of Owl Rock Capital’s latest unsecured debt offering and discuss the broader implication for the BDC sector, and the pluses and minuses for shareholders.
BDC Fixed Income prices reach a new high in the first full week of 2020. We discuss the details. Plus, we review one redemption and two new issuances of unsecured debt that may foretell what will be coming down the pike for the sector as a whole.
First few days of 2020 for the BDC sector, whose rally seems to be in neutral. Most of the news developments in the period were on the credit front.
The holiday shortened Christmas week was also the last full week of the year for the BDC sector. We recap where prices went in the few days the market was open and look back over the year as a whole. Yes, 2019 was a very good year overall for the BDC sector, but there’s more than that to consider, and we do.
First week of BDC earnings season and the sector moved up in price, but so did the broader indices. We review our regular metrics and several BDC winners and losers from a price standpoint and identify who might move markets in the weeks ahead.
The BDC Fixed Income median price barely changed for the week, but there was a shift among issues trading below par. Otherwise, new issue activity remained high and more is promised. It’s been a busy month for BDC unsecured debt and for the Reporter.
BDC Fixed Income prices didn’t change much on the week, but the capital markets for new unsecured debt issuance were very busy and the BDC Fixed Income landscape is rapidly changing.
As we do every week, we discuss price trends overall and for select BDCs where publicly traded unsecured debt is concerned. Plus, we review several major capital markets developments that occurred in the week, with the promise of more to come.
A BDC winning streak comes to an end this week, but the market remains buoyant nine months into the year. Little in the way of major developments to report, but credit continues to be a source of concern “maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon”.
In the span of a few weeks, BDC sector prices have gone from sleepy to rally. We discuss the possible reasons why and offer our own view as to whether this is merited based on the BDC Reporter’s proprietary research.