Nov 13 Freddie Mac, the No. 2 U.S. home funding company, said on Tuesday it sold $3 billion of reference bills at mixed rates and mixed demand compared with last week's sales of similar maturities.
Freddie Mac said it sold $1.5 billion of three-month bills, due Feb. 11, 2013, at a 0.128 percent rate, down from the 0.129 percent rate for $1.5 billion three-month bills sold Nov. 5.
The company also sold $1.5 billion of six-month bills, due May 13, 2013, at a 0.167 percent rate, up from the 0.165 percent rate for $1.5 billion six-month bills sold last week.
Demand for the three-month bills was lower, with a bid-to-cover ratio of 4.45 versus 4.79 for its sale of three-month bills sold a week ago, while demand for the six-month bills was stronger, at 4.37 compared with 4.33 for six-month bills sold Nov. 5.
A bid-to-cover ratio reflects the amount of bids compared with the amount offered. A lower ratio indicates weaker demand.
Settlement is Nov. 14