In trading on Tuesday, shares of Gastar Exploration Inc's 10.75% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock (GST.PRB) were yielding above the 17.5% mark based on its monthly dividend (annualized to $2.6875), with shares changing hands as low as $14.97 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 1.89% in the "Oil & Gas Exploration & Production" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel. As of last close, GST.PRB was trading at a 38.00% discount to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average discount of 42.04% in the "Oil & Gas Exploration & Production" category.

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

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for GST.PRB, showing historical dividend payments on Gastar Exploration Inc's 10.75% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock:

GST.PRB+Dividend+History+Chart

In Tuesday trading, Gastar Exploration Inc's 10.75% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock ( GST.PRB) is currently off about 3.4% on the day, while the common shares ( GST) are off about 8%.