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DirecTV has a variety of bonds outstanding, with an average interest rate on their debt around 5.1%.

The higher rate bonds are rolling off in 2013 and 2016. No wonder they have been leveraging up. If all goes well, the proportion of interest expense relative to cash flow will continue to fall reasonably quickly.

The credit rating appears stable at BBB (I sure wouldn't lend them money at these rates though.)

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