Cash Dividend On The Way From KKR Financial Holding Series A Preferred Shares

On 4/4/14, KKR Financial Holding LLC's 7.375% Series A LLC Preferred Shares (KFN.PR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4609, payable on 4/15/14. As a percentage of KFN.PR's recent share price of $25.63, this dividend works out to approximately 1.80%, so look for shares of KFN.PR to trade 1.80% lower — all else being equal — when KFN.PR shares open for trading on 4/4/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.18%, 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, KFN.PR was trading at a 2.68% premium to its liquidation preference amount.The chart below shows the one year performance of KFN.PR shares, versus KFN:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for KFN.PR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.4609 on KKR Financial Holding LLC's 7.375% Series A LLC Preferred Shares :

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In Wednesday trading, KKR Financial Holding LLC's 7.375% Series A LLC Preferred Shares ( KFN.PR) is currently down about 0.2% on the day, while the common shares ( KFN) are off about 0.6%.

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