Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, December 2017

The surge of new preferred stock issues that we have seen over the last several months cooled off a bit during December, with seven new preferred stocks being issued during the last month of the 2017. December’s seven new preferred stocks are offering an average dividend (coupon) of 6.2 percent. Here are the seven new issues introduced during December for the consideration of preferred stock investors...

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Monday, December 4, 2017

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, November 2017

Preferred stock issuers continued to introduce new issues at a blistering pace throughout November with fourteen new securities. November’s fourteen new preferred stocks are offering an average dividend (coupon) of 6.8 percent. There are currently 96 high quality preferred stocks selling for an average price of $25.80 per share. And fourteen of these high quality issues are selling below their $25 par value, providing an average yield-to-call of...

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, October 2017

The robust number of new preferred stock offerings continued throughout October with eleven new issues being introduced during the month. October’s eleven new preferred stocks are offering an average dividend (coupon) of 7.3 percent. There are currently 95 high quality preferred stocks selling for an average price of $25.81 (October 31), offering an average coupon of 5.54 percent and a current yield of 5.36 percent. And thirteen of these high quality issues are selling below their $25 par value, providing an average yield-to-call of...

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Monday, October 2, 2017

New Preferred Stock IPOs, September 2017

Preferred stock issuers have come to the conclusion that the low-rate gravy train is finally coming to an end (whether they are correct or not is yet to be seen). We started to see the first hint of this last June when the number of new issues ticked up to eight that month. That was followed by seven new issues during July but then a whopping fourteen during August. Offering an average dividend (coupon) of 6.15 percent, twenty new preferred stocks were issued during September, the most robust crop that we have seen since March 2013...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Preferred Stock IPOs - August 2017

There were two pieces of great news for preferred stock buyers during August - (1) prices realized the second largest drop of the year and (2) issuers treated us to the largest menu of new preferred stock issues that we have seen since June 2014. After June’s eight new offerings and seven new preferred stocks introduced during July, August brought 14 new issues with an average coupon of 6.45 percent for the consideration of preferred stock investors...

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

New Preferred Stock IPOs - July 2017

After June's eight new offerings, seven new preferred stocks were introduced during July for the consideration of preferred stock investors. There are currently 97 high quality preferred stocks selling for an average price of $26.09 (July 31), offering an average coupon of 5.60% and a current yield of 5.35%. And, 12 of these high quality issues are selling below their $25 par value, providing an average yield-to-call of...

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Monday, July 3, 2017

New Preferred Stock IPOs, June 2017

Preferred stock investors have ignored the last three interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. Despite three rate hikes over the last seven months, preferred stock buyers have pushed the average price of these securities up by $1.23 per share so far this year, a 10.0 percent annualized value gain for preferred stock investors. There are currently 100 high-quality preferred stocks selling for an average price of $25.92 per share. 16 of these high-quality (investment grade, call-protected, cumulative dividends) issues are selling below their $25 par value, providing an average yield-to-call of 6.04 percent...

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