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Debt Investors Name Top U.S. Companies for Value-Creation, Excellence in Transparency and Credibility in Institutional Investor's Inaugural, All-America Fixed-Income Investor Relations Survey

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NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a $40 trillion fixed-income market in the U.S., transparency surrounding a company's current and future financial health and debt management is critical to investors' decision-making, as demonstrated in Institutional Investor's inaugural All-America Fixed-Income Investor Relations survey.

More than 870 buy-side analysts and asset managers at almost 350 firms managing U.S. fixed-income assets participated in the All-America Fixed-Income Investor Relations survey naming best corporates across 47 business sectors.

A total of 570 companies were nominated by buy-side analysts and money managers at financial institutions that cover the region, where they identified up to four companies that dominate across the following performance and investor relations criteria:

  • Most forthcoming with its financial health and balance sheets
  • Most transparent with prospective negative financial events
  • Most transparent with key calculations related to contractual provisions such as debt covenants
  • Most highly regarded for prudent, value creating use of debt

"Given the public pressure and fixation on the equity markets, IROs spend an imbalance of time servicing equity holders, to the detriment of debt investors," says Ursula Kizy, Director of Americas Investor Relations. "We're thrilled to respond to considerable market feedback with actionable insights to help IROs across all sectors better engage their debt investors' unique challenges, and ensure their borrowing is successful to enable their ongoing corporate strategy."

Top companies and their sectors include:

   
Company Sector
Huntsman Corp. Chemicals
General Electric Co. Electrical Equipment & Multi-Industry
Deere & Co. Machinery
Ford Motor Co. Autos & Auto Parts
Newell Brands Beverage, Household & Personal Care Products
Tyson Foods Food Producers
MGM Resorts International Gaming & Lodging
Macy's Retailing/Department Stores & Specialty Softlines
Duke Energy Corp. Electric Utilities
Enterprise Products Partners Natural Gas & Master Limited Partnerships
Diamondback Energy, Inc. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Banks/Large-Cap
Morgan Stanley Brokers, Asset Managers & Exchanges
Berkshire Hathaway Insurance
Simon Property Group REITs
CVS Health Corp. Health Care Technology & Distribution
HCA Healthcare Managed Care & Health Care Facilities
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Pharmaceuticals
Comcast Corp. Media
Alphabet Internet
Apple IT Hardware & Electronics Manufacturing Services
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corp.) Payments, Processors & IT Services
Micron Technology Semiconductors
T-Mobile US, Inc. Telecommunications
   

For the full list of published winners, please visit www.institutionalinvestor.com.

For more information, please contact Ursula Kizy at ukizy@institutionalinvestor.com or +1 212.224-3124.

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About Institutional Investor
For 51 years Institutional Investor has consistently distinguished itself among the world's foremost media companies with groundbreaking journalism and incisive writing that provides essential intelligence for a global audience. In addition, Institutional Investor offers a host of proprietary research and rankings that serve as respected industry benchmarks. For more information visit institutionalinvestor.com.

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