Webster Financial Corp's Series E Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock About To Put More Money In Your Pocket

On 11/27/13, Webster Financial Corp's 6.40% Series E Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock ( WBS.PRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 12/16/13. As a percentage of WBS.PRE's recent share price of $22.73, this dividend works out to approximately 1.76%, so look for shares of WBS.PRE to trade 1.76% lower — all else being equal — when WBS.PRE shares open for trading on 11/27/13. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.06%, which compares to an average yield of 5.97% in the "Financial" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, WBS.PRE was trading at a 9.28% discount to its liquidation preference amount. 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 WBS.PRE shares, versus WBS:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for WBS.PRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.40 on Webster Financial Corp's 6.40% Series E Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock :

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Webster Financial Corp ( WBS) makes up 2.70% of the KBW Regional Banking Portfolio ETF (KBWR) which is trading higher by about 0.8% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Webster Financial Corp's 6.40% Series E Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock ( WBS.PRE) is currently up about 0.2% on the day, while the common shares ( WBS) are up about 0.5%.

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