Thursday, September 1, 2016

New Preferred Stock IPOs, August 2016

Preferred stock investors saw a robust buffet of new issues during August with the introduction of eleven new securities to pick from. August’s eleven new preferred stocks are offering an average current yield of 6.24 percent for the consideration of preferred stock investors. Those investing in U.S.-traded preferred stocks since the beginning of 2016 are currently on pace for a total annualized return of 16.9 percent. Persistent low rates have motivated issuers to bring 65 new preferred stocks to market this year. There are now 902 of these securities trading on U.S. stock exchanges...

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Monday, August 1, 2016

New Preferred Stock IPOs, July 2016

While ongoing high demand for U.S. income securities has led issuers to introduce a huge crop of new preferred stock issues this year, they appear to have taken a break during July with only five new securities coming to market. July's five new preferred stocks are offering an average current yield of 6.2 percent for the consideration of preferred stock investors. There are now 905 of these securities trading on U.S. stock exchanges...

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Monday, July 4, 2016

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, June 2016

Preferred stock issuers continue to take advantage of our low rate environment and high demand for income securities. June was a big month for new preferred stocks, with thirteen new issues being introduced with an average current yield of 6.5 percent for the consideration of preferred stock investors. There are now 901 of these securities trading on U.S. stock exchanges...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Preferred Stock IPO’s, May 2016

May was a solid month for new preferred stocks, with ten new issues being introduced with an average current yield of 6.1 percent for the consideration of preferred stock investors. Those investing in U.S.-traded preferred stocks since the beginning of 2016 are currently on pace for a total annualized return of almost 17 percent. There are now 899 of these securities trading on U.S. stock exchanges...

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Monday, May 2, 2016

New Preferred Stock IPOs, April 2016

There were six new preferred stocks introduced during April 2016, offering an average current yield of 6.75 percent. Those investing in U.S.-traded preferred stocks since the beginning of 2016 are currently on pace for a total annualized return of almost 17 percent (gain plus dividends). Common stock investors have also done well this year, seeing an annualized value appreciation of about 12.7 percent plus about two percent in average annualized dividend yield...

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Preferred Stock IPOs, March 2016

There were eleven new preferred stocks introduced during March 2016, the most since September 2014, offering an average current yield of 6.1 percent. The annual return being offered to income investors by the 10-year treasury is 1.8 percent and that of the 2-year bank CD is a meager 1.5 percent. Given these income alternatives, demand for U.S. preferred stocks remains very high with the average market price of these securities increasing during March by $0.75 to $25.04 per share...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New Preferred Stock IPOs, February 2016

There were four new preferred stocks introduced during February 2016. Compared to the macro U.S. preferred stock market offerings, February’s new issues offer relatively weak returns but two of the new issues offer double investment-grade ratings (Moody’s and S&P). In a rare occurence, eBay entered the Exchange Traded Debt Security market, offering a baby bond with a 6.0 percent coupon...

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