Stocks: 11 Leveraged Laggards

S&P latest's screen turns up names with high debt levels, low margins, and poor quality scores

Leery about leverage? You're not alone. Rising interest rates have put a chill on debt markets in recent weeks, and have caused investors in high-yield bonds to think twice about taking on riskier plays. Offerings for many new high-yield bonds have either been reduced or delayed after the volatility in the markets the last couple of weeks, notes Action Economics. Among the deals affected have been debt offerings that were supposed to finance private equity buyouts of ServiceMaster (SVM) and the U.S. Foodservice unit of Ahold (AHO).

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