Credit watch

Risk management and analytics firm RiskMetrics gives this month’s analysis of energy companies’ credit quality using its CreditGrades tool

In the month ended February 19, 2003, the median CreditGrade of firms in the energy sector tightened by 7 basis points (bp) to 178bp, set against a widening of 3bp for all companies. The energy sector’s median CreditGrade remains near its tightest level of the past year and down significantly from the summer 2002 highs of 250 (see figure).

In terms of specific companies, the big story of the past month has been El Paso Corp. El Paso saw its CreditGrade widen by 295bp to 970bp, as its stock

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here