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Halliburton Company Led High-Grade Bond Issuance in November

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US corporates were the biggest issuers of high-grade bonds in November, making up 35.6%, or $38.25 billion, of all issues. US financials were the second biggest issuers, making up 30.1% of all issues. Meanwhile, Yankees issued $23.95 billion worth of high-grade bonds and made up 22.3% of the total issuance.

Issuances by high-grade corporates form part of mutual funds like the T. Rowe Price New Income Fund (PRCIX) and the Strategic Advisers Core Income Fund (FPCIX).

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Issuance by Halliburton Company

Halliburton Company (HAL) had issued A2/A rated high-grade bonds worth $7.5 billion. Halliburton will use the proceeds to fund its acquisition of Baker Hughes (BHI). Halliburton had the largest issuance in November.

Issuance by Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) had issued Baa1/BBB+ rated high-grade bonds worth $7.0 billion.

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Issuance by AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca (AZN) had issued A2/A rated high-grade bonds worth $6.0 billion. AstraZeneca will use the proceeds of the issue to fund the acquisition of ZS Pharma (ZSPH).

Issuance by Chevron Corporation

Chevron Corporation (CVX) had issued Aa1/AA rated high-grade bonds worth $5.0 billion.

Issuance by Shell International Finance

Shell International Finance—a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and the issuing vehicle for the group— had issued Aa1/AA- rated high-grade bonds worth $5.0 billion.

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