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Barclays' Preference Series 4 Shares Cross 7.5% Yield Mark

In trading on Monday, shares of Barclays PLC's Non-Cumulative Callable Dollar Preference Shares, Series 4 (Symbol: BCS.PRC) were yielding above the 7.5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.9375), with shares changing hands as low as $25.77 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 5.81% in the "Financial" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel . As of last close, BCS.PRC was trading at a 4.12% premium to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 1.96% in the "Financial" category. Investors should keep in mind that the shares are not cumulative , meaning that in the event of a missed payment, the company does not have to pay the balance of missed dividends to preferred shareholders before resuming a common dividend.

The chart below shows the one year performance of BCS.PRC shares, versus BCS:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for BCS.PRC, showing historical dividend payments on Barclays PLC's Non-Cumulative Callable Dollar Preference Shares, Series 4:

BCS.PRC+Dividend+History+Chart

In Monday trading, Barclays PLC's Non-Cumulative Callable Dollar Preference Shares, Series 4 (Symbol: BCS.PRC) is currently off about 0.9% on the day, while the common shares (Symbol: BCS) are off about 0.7%.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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