Munis strengthen with Treasuries as NYC, Clark County deals price
Municipal bonds were stronger at midday according to a read of the MBIS benchmark scale, which showed yields falling as much as two basis points all along the curve. Treasury bonds strengthened as stocks continued to show weakness.
In the primary, the lion’s share of the week’s deals hit the screens, topped by offerings from New York City and Clark County.
Citigroup priced New York City’s $850 million of Fiscal 2018 Series F Subseries F-1 tax-exempt general obligation bonds and $67.88 million of Fiscal 2004 Series A Subseries A2 after holding a two-day retail order period.
NYC also competitively sold $250 million of taxable bonds. JPMorgan Securities won the $138.68 million of Fiscal 2018 Series F Subseries F-2 taxable) GOs with a true interest cost of 3.3058%. JPMorgan also won the $111.32 million of Fiscal 2018 Series F Subseries F-3 taxable GOs with a TIC of 3.6142%.
The deals are rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service and AA by S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings.
Since 2008, the Big Apple has sold about $47.8 billion of securities, with the most issuance occurring in 2008 when it sold $6.69 billion and the least (excluding this year) in 2011 when it sold $2.66 billion.
RBC Capital Markets priced Clark County, Nev.’s $645.15 million of Series 2018A limited tax GO stadium improvement bonds additionally secured with pledged revenues. The deal is rated Aa2 by Moody’s and AA by S&P and Fitch.
RBC also priced the Texas Water Development Board’s $289.52 million of new series 2018 state revolving fund revenue bonds. The deal is rated AAA by S&P and Fitch.
Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. priced the Fort Worth Independent School District's $163.68 million of Series 2018 unlimited tax school building bonds. The deal is backed by the Permanent School Fund guarantee program and rated triple-A by Moody's and S&P.
Wells Fargo Securities priced the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority’s $88.28 million of Series K-1 revenue bonds for the University of New Haven. The deal is rated BBB by S&P.
Wednesday’s bond offerings
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Bond Buyer 30-day visible supply at $9.22B
The Bond Buyer's 30-day visible supply calendar increased $477.1 million to $9.22 billion on Wednesday. The total is comprised of $4.12 billion of competitive sales and $5.10 billion of negotiated deals.
Previous session's activity
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board reported 43,735 trades on Tuesday on volume of $11.46 billion.
California, Texas and New York were the states with the most trades, with the Golden State taking 16.132% of the market, the Lone Star State taking 11.701% and the Empire State taking 11.098%.
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