Cash Dividend On The Way From Federal Agricultural Mortgage Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A

On 6/30/14, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp's 5.875% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A (AGM.PRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3672, payable on 7/17/14. As a percentage of AGM.PRA's recent share price of $23.68, this dividend works out to approximately 1.55%, so look for shares of AGM.PRA to trade 1.55% lower — all else being equal — when AGM.PRA shares open for trading on 6/30/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 6.23%, which compares to an average yield of 5.69% in the "Credit Services & Lending" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, AGM.PRA was trading at a 5.60% 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 AGM.PRA shares, versus AGM:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for AGM.PRA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.3672 on Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp's 5.875% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A:

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In Thursday trading, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp's 5.875% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A ( AGM.PRA) is currently up about 0.3% on the day, while the common shares ( AGM) are up about 0.1%.

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