Citigroup Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock, Series J About To Put More Money In Your Pocket

On 3/18/14, Citigroup Inc's 7.125% Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock, Series J ( C.PRJ) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4453, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of C.PRJ's recent share price of $26.67, this dividend works out to approximately 1.67%, so look for shares of C.PRJ to trade 1.67% lower — all else being equal — when C.PRJ shares open for trading on 3/18/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 6.68%, which compares to an average yield of 5.66% in the "Financial" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, C.PRJ was trading at a 6.60% premium 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 C.PRJ shares, versus C:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for C.PRJ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.4453 on Citigroup Inc's 7.125% Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock, Series J:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Citigroup Inc ( C) makes up 6.91% of the iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF (IYG) which is trading lower by about 0.6% on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Citigroup Inc's 7.125% Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock, Series J ( C.PRJ) is currently up about 0.1% on the day, while the common shares ( C) are down about 0.5%.

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