I am retired and take educated guesses on all things financial.

April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009: Thirty Biggest Bankuptcy Risks - Buyer Beware

The following companies are listed in order, based upon the credit-default swap spreads on five-year corporate bonds as of early April. The list is compiled from research provided publicly through MSN Money.

AbitibiBowater (declared bankruptcy yesterday)
R. H Donnelly (RHDC)
Visteon (VSTN)
General Motors (GM)
Six Flags (SIX)
Financial Guaranty Insurance
Hawker Beechcraft
Ineos Group
NXP Semiconductors
McClatchy (MNI)
Unisys (UIS)
CC Media
Beazer Homes USA (BZH)
YRC Worldwide (YRCW)
Hellas Telecommunications II
Lear (LEA)
Ono Finance
American Axle and Manufacturing (AXL)
Harrah's Entertainment
Truvo Subsidiary
Ford Motor (F)
Rite Aid (RAD)
Freescale Semiconductor
Univision Communications
Arvin Motor (ARM)
Pioneer Electronics

A very interesting, prioritized list of companies that may not be on any list one year hence.