Professor Edward Altman predicts that 8% of all firms whose debt is rated speculative grade will default in the next 12 months
— May 16, 2020
Excerpt from The Economist -- "Edward Altman of nyu Stern Business School reckons that about 8% of all firms whose debt is rated speculative grade (about 1,900 in all) will default in the next 12 months. This figure could reach 20% over two years. He expects at least 165 large firms, those with more than $100m in liabilities, to go bankrupt by the end of 2020."