The six taxable PGIM bond strategies under Morningstar analyst coverage have mostly had a rough ride since the coronavirus crisis began thrashing global bond markets. But while the pain has been worse than that felt by comparable peers' in some cases, it has yet to rank as surprising or catastrophic given the funds' underlying strategies. We continue to monitor them as events unfold, but we are not currently electing to change any of the Morningstar Analyst Ratings for PGIM Short Duration High Yield HYSZX, PGIM Global Total Return PZTRX, PGIM Short-Term Corporate PIFZX, PGIM Absolute Return PADZX, PGIM High Yield PHYZX, or PGIM Total Return PDBZX.
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