Monday, June 4, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, May 2018

The upward pressure on interest rates that has been building for some time now continues to deliver benefits to preferred stock investors. For the first time since November 2016, there were multiple investment grade preferred stocks issued during May paying 6+ percent dividends. May’s five new preferred stocks are offering an average annual dividend (coupon) of 6.8 percent for the consideration of preferred stock investors...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPOs, April 2018

Conditions in the U.S. preferred stock marketplace continue to favor buyers. Falling prices have delivered higher dividend rates for new issues and increasing yields for previously introduced shares. And another noteworthy milestone was reached during April for income investors. Often cited as a predictor of the dividends to be offered on newly introduced preferred stock, the 10-year Treasury note blew through the magic three percent threshold on April 24 for the first time since July 2011...

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Monday, April 2, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, March 2018

The March 21 hike in the federal funds rate had the predicted result on preferred stock market prices, pushing yields up and prices down just prior to, as well as after, the announcement. After February’s lull in new preferred stock introductions, March was a more normal month in that regard with eight new issues. March’s eight new preferred stocks are offering an average annual dividend (coupon) of...

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Friday, March 2, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, February 2018

U.S.-traded preferred stock yields have increased an average of 0.25 percent since the Tax Relief and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 20, 2017. To combat inflation, the Federal Open Market committee is widely expected to continue raising interest rates throughout 2018, boosting the dividend income of today’s preferred stock buyers. There are currently 122 high quality preferred stocks selling for an average price of $24.92 per share (investment grade, cumulative dividends). 58 of these high quality issues are now selling below their $25 par value...

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Friday, February 2, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, January 2018

Preferred stock investors finally realized long-awaited price relief during January, with the average market price of U.S. preferred stocks dropping $0.72 to $25.13 per share. Income investors are now being treated to higher paying preferred stocks for lower prices. January’s nine new preferred stocks are offering an average dividend (coupon) of 7.2 percent. Here are the nine new issues introduced during January for the consideration of preferred stock investors...

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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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