In trading on Thursday, shares of Newcastle Investment Corp's 9.75% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock (NCT.PRB) were yielding above the 9.5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $2.4375), with shares changing hands as low as $25.60 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 6.85% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel. As of last close, NCT.PRB was trading at a 5.20% premium to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 3.74% in the "Real Estate" category.

The chart below shows the one year performance of NCT.PRB shares, versus NCT:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for NCT.PRB, showing historical dividend payments on Newcastle Investment Corp's 9.75% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock:

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In Thursday trading, Newcastle Investment Corp's 9.75% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock ( NCT.PRB) is currently down about 0.3% on the day, while the common shares ( NCT) are up about 0.8%.