Tuesday, September 4, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPOs, August 2018

With consumer spending up, household income up, high employment, GDP growth at an almost unheard of 4.3 percent and consumer confidence hitting historic highs last week, the Fed is certain to continue putting upward pressure on interest rates. But demand for preferred stocks remains high, keeping the average market price at...

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPOs, July 2018

Preferred stock prices have fallen an average of $0.50 per share so far this year, delivering higher returns to today’s preferred stock buyers. Continuing upward pressure on interest rates is likely to put additional downward pressure on preferred stock prices. But demand for these securities remains high, keeping the average market price at $25.36, $0.36 per share above par...

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Monday, July 2, 2018

New Preferred Stock IPOs, June 2018

As the first half of 2018 wraps up, higher rates have provided an average price savings of about $0.50 per share to preferred stock buyers. There are currently 121 high quality preferred stocks selling for an average price of $25.09 per share (investment grade, cumulative dividends). 51 of these high quality issues are now selling below their $25 par value, offering an average current yield of...

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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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