At least six junk issuers charged the market yesterday, pricing deals totaling $855 million.

Issuing yesterday were: Sequa Corp.; Roadmaster Industries Inc.; Canandaigua Wine; Act III Broadcasting Inc.; Penn Corp. Financial Group Inc.; and Nacolah Group Inc. "I participated in Act III and also the Canandaigua Wine," said Bill Veronda, senior vice president and portfolio manager of INVESCO's High Yield fund. Later in the day, Veronda also took some of Penn Corp.'s offering.

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