New High Yield Bond Ratings October 5 – October 9, 2020

At least 13 companies received downgrades or revisions on high yield bond ratings during the week of October 5 – October 9, 2020. These downgrades caused S&P Global Ratings to issue a negative or watch negative outlook to the companies. Energy surpassed Consumer Discretionary and Industrials with the majority of downgrades during this week.

Source: S&P

Here is a snapshot of some downgrades throughout the week:

October 5

Electro Rent Corporation, a testing and measurement rental provider, received downgrades. S&P lowered the company's issuer credit rating and first lien debt ratings from B to B-. Its second-lien debt was also lowered from B- to CCC+.

The company did not generate any cash flow through the second quarter of 2020. It also faces debt maturity in Jan...

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