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