Question: How can I find out which companies issue preferred shares of stock?
A preferred stock is a class of ownership in a corporation that has a higher claim on its assets and earnings than common stock. Preferred stocks generally have a dividend that must be paid out before dividends to common stockholders, and the stock usually does not carry voting rights.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including a link to the following suggested resource.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage: Go to the Screening tab and choose Equities. Choose Equity Details and then Security Type, Preferred Stock.
You may also want to review the Wall Street Journal at wsj.com and go to Markets, Market Data, US Stocks, Closing Markets Statistics, Preferred Stocks for a list of publicly traded preferred company stocks.