Moody's Liquidity Stress Index Ticks Up in May

Colter, Allison Bisbey
June 2011
High Yield Report;6/6/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 23, p18
The article reports that the May 2011 Liquidity-Stress Index (LSI) of Moody's Investors Service increased to 4.4 percent from April's 4.1 percent. The index is an indicator of the percentage of companies that have low speculative-grade liquidity ratings, with its increase an indication of a weak liquidity. A comparison of the May 2011 and March 2009 LSI is given. Moody's explains that the increase in LSI in May reflects the issuers' refinancing needs.


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