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October 15, 2020

Exclusive: These airlines are most at risk of COVID-19-related default

October 15, 2020

The latest stress test on U.S. airlines shows five of the largest carriers — American Airlines (AAL), United Airlines (UAL) , Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest (LUV) and JetBlue (JBLU) — will be at high risk of default by the end of the year as the coronavirus pandemic decimates their industry. “The MORE

October 13, 2020

SPACs are a bull market product

October 13, 2020

James Gellert of RapidRatings is attributing the boom in SPAC listings to the massive amount of liquidity present in the markets, as investors look to diversify their portfolios. MORE

October 9, 2020

U.S. corporate earnings reports will shine a light on the uneven playing field in the year of the pandemic

October 9, 2020

“A lot of company risk is not being captured by equity indices,” said James Gellert, chief executive of Rapid Ratings, a data and analytics company that assesses the financial health of private and public companies. “The equity market is showing a lot of optimism, but below the surface, there’s MORE

October 7, 2020

Retail Bankruptcies Will Go From Bad To Worse In 2021

October 7, 2020

The predictive power of RapidRatings model was proven earlier this year when Neiman Marcus, Pier 1, J.C. Penney, Tailored Brands, Ascena Retail Group and Tuesday Morning topped its list of high-risk candidates. Gellert notes that over the past 20 years, over 90% of companies that defaulted across all MORE

October 2, 2020

As Layoffs Of More Than 30,000 Workers Begin, U.S. Airlines Will Never Be The Same

October 2, 2020

According to Rapid Ratings International, which tracks and analyzes the financial health of most of the world’s publicly owned companies, all three of those airlines had “Financial Heath Ratings” below 40 just prior to their bankruptcy filings. MORE

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