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New York Community Bancorp's Series A Preferred Stock Shares Cross 6.5% Yield Mark

In trading on Tuesday, shares of New York Community Bancorp Inc.'s 6.375% Share of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series A Noncumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock (Symbol: NYCB.PRA) were yielding above the 6.5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.5936), with shares changing hands as low as $24.42 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 5.76% in the "Financial" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel. As of last close, NYCB.PRA was trading at a 1.80% premium to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 1.09% 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 NYCB.PRA shares, versus NYCB:

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Below is a dividend history chart for NYCB.PRA, showing historical dividend payments on New York Community Bancorp Inc.'s 6.375% Share of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series A Noncumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock :

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In Tuesday trading, New York Community Bancorp Inc.'s 6.375% Share of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series A Noncumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock (Symbol: NYCB.PRA) is currently down about 3.4% on the day, while the common shares (Symbol: NYCB) are off about 0.1%.

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