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The Highest Yielding Investment Grade Preferred Stocks Available

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:30:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

As an income investor, I feel that it is very important to diversify my holdings and to build the portfolio on a strong foundation of securities that are relatively safe and have the ability to pay a reliable and sustainable distribution. Over the last 10 years I have slowly created a portfolio with preferred stocks & ETD securities as the foundation from which I build upon. It is no secret that there are many risk levels within each asset class and type of investment. That includes preferred stocks and ETD securities. If an investor is looking to reduce his or her risk, one good place to start is by looking at the Moody’s and S&P ratings to find Investment Grade securities.
This article will focus on reviewing the cumulative traditional preferred stocks with the highest yields that are currently available from the list of over 600 preferred stocks & ETD securities that I track in the IPI (I Prefer Income) database. I will then review each company and the ratings assigned to their preferred stocks. We can then compare each with 4 important areas of analysis: earnings, payout ratios, debt ratios and dividends.
The Rating Services
Moody’s and S&P (Standard & Poor’s) are 2 of the big 3 credit rating services in the U.S. They both originated over a 100 years ago; and in 1975, they were both identified as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) by the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission. The rating services are used to rate... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
KIMCO REALTY 18.30   19.1 0.96 1.12 6.09
EPR PROPERTIES 74.94   20.0 3.74 4.50 5.91
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES 53.07   35.6 1.49 2.06 3.72
DIGITAL REALTY 119.60   94.9 1.26 4.32 3.60
WEBSTER FINANCIAL 45.96   11.4 4.03 1.60 3.37
PUBLIC STORAGE 248.98   28.9 8.62 8.00 3.22
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST 131.04   41.6 3.15 4.08 3.11
BOSTON PROPERTIES 131.42   41.2 3.19 3.80 2.87
PS BUSINESS PARKS 174.14   31.2 5.59 4.20 2.43
RENAISSANCERE 185.35   18.7 9.93 1.36 0.74


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