In trading on Friday, shares of Virtus Investment Partners Inc's 7.25% Series D Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (VRTSP) were yielding above the 7% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $7.25), with shares changing hands as low as $102.83 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 5.66% in the "Financial" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel. As of last close, VRTSP was trading at a 5.17% premium to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 3.13% in the "Financial" category. It should be noted that the preferred shares are convertible, with a conversion ratio of $110 and $132.

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The chart below shows the one year performance of VRTSP shares, versus VRTS:

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Below is a dividend history chart for VRTSP, showing historical dividend payments on Virtus Investment Partners Inc's 7.25% Series D Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock:

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In Friday trading, Virtus Investment Partners Inc's 7.25% Series D Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock ( VRTSP) is currently down about 2.2% on the day, while the common shares ( VRTS - Get Report) are down about 1.4%.