April 26, 2018

Valens Credit Weekly Insights for April 25, 2018


Credit and Market Mispricings

Most Compelling Credit v Equity Market Mispricings
AVP, CYH, MNI, NAV, UIS

Most Compelling Credit Rating Dislocations
AMD, BLDR, EXPE, JCP, MNI, PKD, R, UIS, X, YRCW

Most Compelling CDS Market Mispricings
AVP, BZH, CHK, CYH, DNR, ENDP, JCP, MNI, PKD, SVU

Most Compelling Bond Market Mispricings
AER, AMD, AVP, BZH, CHK, CVI, ENDP, NFX, PKD, UIS

Highlighted Top Ideas
BZH – Beazer Homes USA, Inc.
MNI – The McClatchy Company
YRCW – YRC Worldwide Inc.

Other Recent Analyses
Consumer Discretionary
AXL – American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.

Consumer Staples
DF – Dean Foods Company

Quantitative Credit Outlier Report Review
CYH tops our quantitative outlier report this week.

Aggregate Credit Market and Credit Fundamental Review
IG markets are currently fairly valued. Recently HY markets have also moved to fairly valued levels, with iCDS converging towards CDS levels. However, the XO market appears mispriced. XO CDS appears to be overstating credit risk, with CDS levels not confirmed by iCDS.  Overall, cost of borrowing have been rising thanks to improving economic activity and the rising risk free rate

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