Bonds

In 2021, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York overtook the state of California for the top spot. New York City, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Ohio Buckeye Tobacco Financing Authority, the New York Urban Development Corp., New Jersey and Massachusetts were ousted from the top 10 in 2021. All the
The top municipal underwriters accounted for $456.44 billion in 11,808 transactions for 2021 compared to $451.24 billion in 11,849 deals in 2020. BofA Securities led with $62.01 billion of deals. Out of the top five, only BofA Securities and Morgan Stanley increased market share year-over-year. Stifel Nicolas & Co. moved into the top 10, while
The Internal Revenue Service has revised its Form 8038-CP to facilitate electronic filing, which will be out later this year. “The January 2022 revisions simplifies the filing process for issuers when providing certain explanations and supplemental information,” the IRS said in an instructional video introducing the new form. “Additionally, revisions to the form were needed
Local officials Friday hailed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rollout of a nearly $28 billion bridge program that highlights spending on smaller, local bridges across the country. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides $40 billion in funding for bridges over the next five years, including $27.5 billion in the Bridge Formula Program. The program
Chicago Public Schools’ $872 million of junk-rated paper met with a more fickle high-yield audience this week, underscoring the district’s vulnerability to market volatility even as it inches closer to investment grade status. At attractive spreads that offered a healthy yield kick with many maturities offering 4% coupons, the bonds were 2.2 times oversubscribed, CPS
Municipal benchmark yields were steady to firmer by a basis point 10-years and out Thursday as U.S. Treasuries were stronger and equities sold off led by tech stocks. The municipal primary dominated the day with several large deals pricing. The correction to higher yields over the past week is allowing investors to be more selective
A suburban Chicago hotel and conference center’s COVID-induced struggles led to a fresh default on its restructured bonds this month. Breathing room still remains for the Westin Chicago Lombard debt from a bondholder-provided loan that is helping manage the pandemic’s toll on operations and continue renovations designed to enhance its appeal. Defaults occurred in mid-2020
Municipal bonds were largely unchanged Wednesday, the first session in a week in which benchmark yield curves were not cut, while the primary provided more guidance for a supply-starved market. U.S. Treasuries were flat 10-years and in, but softer on the long bond and equities ended in the black. Municipal to UST ratios rose slightly
Municipal secondary selling pressure remained elevated on bonds inside 10 years while the larger primary got underway and deals saw bumps in repricings as U.S. Treasuries made small gains and equities rallied. Triple-A benchmark yields saw one to four basis point cuts while U.S. Treasuries ended the session better. Municipal to UST ratios rose slightly
Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin announced plans Thursday to run for state controller entering an increasingly congested race. The termed-out Galperin seeks to replace State Controller Betty Yee, who also terms out this year. He throws his hat into a race that already includes Republican Lanhee Chen, a former George W. Bush White House
The United States Department of Justice on Friday told the Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge it would defend the constitutionality of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, the law governing the bankruptcy process that has been challenged by several parties. The move may slow the confirmation process of the Plan of Adjustment. U.S.