Ex-Div Reminder For Goldman Sachs's Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C

On 7/24/13, Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated's Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C ( GS.PRC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2611, payable on 8/12/13. As a percentage of GS.PRC's recent share price of $23.13, this dividend works out to approximately 1.13%, so look for shares of GS.PRC to trade 1.13% lower — all else being equal — when GS.PRC shares open for trading on 7/24/13. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 4.52%, which compares to an average yield of 5.17% in the "Financial" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, GS.PRC was trading at a 7.64% discount to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 1.14% 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 GS.PRC shares, versus GS:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for GS.PRC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.2611 on Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated's Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C :

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated ( GS) makes up 8.32% of the KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ETF (KBWC) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated's Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C ( GS.PRC) is currently up about 0.2% on the day, while the common shares ( GS) are trading flat.

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