Nov 25 Freddie Mac, the No. 2 U.S.
home funding company, on Monday said it sold $3 billion of
reference bills at higher interest rates and mixed demand
compared with the most recent sale of similar maturities and
Freddie Mac sold $1 billion of three-month bills, due
Feb. 24, 2014, at a 0.090 percent rate, up from the 0.086
percent rate for $1 billion three-month bills sold last week.
The company sold $2 billion of six-month bills, due
May 27, 2014, at a 0.120 percent rate, up from the 0.108
percent rate for $2 billion six-month bills sold Sept. 6, 2011,
the most recent sale of $2 billion six-month bills.
Demand for the three-month bills was weaker, with a
bid-to-cover ratio of 4.97, down from the 5.35 ratio for the
three-month bills sold a week ago.
Demand for the six-month bills was stronger at 4.09, versus
the bid-to-cover ratio of 3.49, for the six-month bills sold
Sept. 6, 2011.
A bid-to-cover ratio reflects the amount of bids compared
with the amount offered. A higher ratio indicates stronger
Settlement is Nov. 26.