In trading on Friday, shares of CYS Investments, Inc.'s 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (CYS.PRA) were yielding above the 8% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.9375), with shares changing hands as low as $24.20 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 6.97% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel. As of last close, CYS.PRA was trading at a 2.08% discount to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average discount of 0.62% in the "Real Estate" category.

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The chart below shows the one year performance of CYS.PRA shares, versus CYS:

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Below is a dividend history chart for CYS.PRA, showing historical dividend payments on CYS Investments, Inc.'s 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock :

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In Friday trading, CYS Investments, Inc.'s 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( CYS.PRA) is currently off about 1.1% on the day, while the common shares ( CYS) are down about 1%.

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