The US retail industry is going through major structural change as a result of the rise of online shopping. This “Amazon effect” is having a significant impact on malls and department stores. Credit risk of these retailers has been increasing over the last 12 months. Amazon.com Inc is a clear winner among US retailers in terms of credit risk. Read more
At the time the report was published, every sector of the oil and gas industry showed a credit quality decline over 2016, with some continuing to decline into the first of 2017. It would seem that view has changed. Read more.