Debt sales give private utilities advantage over their publicly owned counterparts
- Despite mixed reviews on utilities, good buys are available. Polyak, Ilana // Bond Buyer;04/21/98, Vol. 324 Issue 30376, p7
Recommends municipal bonds issued by utilities in the United States. Reasons cited by Brian Winters, analyst with Van Kampen American Capital, for choosing utilities; Share of electrical utilities in the portfolio of Principal Management Corp.; Praise for the bond issues of the Sacramento...
- Lobbying to protect utilities' tax exemption. Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;09/02/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30470, p4
Reports that several mayors plan to lobby their representatives in the United States Congress to adopt legislation that would protect the tax-exempt status of municipal utilities' debt in a deregulated electricity market. Provisions of the bill introduced by Congressman Phil English; American...
- Water-Sewer bonds still don't stand out, despite their shine. McDonald, Michael // Bond Buyer;02/04/99, Vol. 327 Issue 30572, p7
Explains why utility revenue bonds fail to stand out against credit quality seen in the general obligation sector in the United States. Status of the bonds as a reliable standby in funds; Number of ratings upgrades in the sector; Remarks of key industry analysts regarding the performance of...
- DeKalb County, Ga., names team for $90 million water-sewer deal. Whalen, Robert // Bond Buyer;04/05/99, Vol. 328 Issue 30612, p4
Reports that DeKalb County, Georgia finance officials have assembled a bond team to sell its water and sewer revenue deal. Estimated value of the deal; Salomon Smith Barney Inc. and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as co-senior managers.
- Two New ETFs Focus on Infrastructure, Utility Bonds. RAMAGE, JAMES // Bond Buyer;6/5/2013, Vol. 384 Issue 33923, p20
The article informs that Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, a provider of financial services, has released two municipal bonds including the db X-trackers Regulated Utilities Fund and the db X-trackers Municipal Infrastructure Revenue Bond Fund, which will focus on infrastructure and utilities.
- Fitch Lowers Corpus Christi Ahead of $96M Deal. Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;3/4/2009, Vol. 367 Issue 33074, p4
The article reports on the rating assigned by Fitch Ratings Ltd. to the water and sewer debt of Corpus Christi, Texas. The credit rating agency has downgraded the debt from AA-minus to A-plus based on declining debt service coverage on rising debt loads. The downgrade was due to the city's...
- Golden Gate Utility System, Fla., Upgraded to A-Plus by S&P. // Bond Buyer;3/9/2015, Vol. 1, p24
The article announces that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has upgraded its rating on Florida Governmental Utility Authority's utility revenue debt issued for Gold Gate Utility System to A-plus from A as well as an A-plus rating to its series 2015 utility system refunding revenue bonds.
- Volume Up 44% From '11. Ramage, James // Bond Buyer;3/1/2012, Vol. 379 Issue 33672, p1
The article reports on the increase of volume in the U.S. municipal bond market in February 2012. According to Thomson Reuters Corp. data, 23.84 billion dollars of long-term bonds was issued on 905 deals in 2012 compared with 16.54 billion dollars on 589 deals in 2011. It talks on the extended...
- TAPPING THE MUNICIPAL BOND MARKET TO FINANCE DISTRIBUTED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE. KETELLAPPER, TANNER; LANDRY, CLAY J. // Water Resources Impact;Mar2015, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p21
The authors reflects on the efforts of U.S. city government to asked for municipal bonds, intended to finance the construction and development of distributed water infrastructure in the U.S. One of the author discusses the benefits of the distributed water infrastructure to local cities, to be...