Great-West Lifeco’s Preferred Shares, Series L, Cross 5.5% Yield Mark


In trading on Monday, shares of Great-West Lifeco Inc’s Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series L (TSX: GWO-PRL.TO) were yielding above the 5.5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.4125), with shares changing hands as low as $25.50 on the day. As of last close, GWO.PRL was trading at a 3.80% premium 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 GWO.PRL shares, versus GWO:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for GWO.PRL, showing historical dividend payments on Great-West Lifeco Inc’s Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series L:

GWO.PRL+Dividend+History+Chart


In Monday trading, Great-West Lifeco Inc’s Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series L (TSX: GWO-PRL.TO) is currently up about 1.8% on the day, while the common shares (TSX: GWO.TO) are up about 0.1%.

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