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 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. 

On the Business Library's article, news page

Check in the Wall Street Journal: Go to Markets, Market Data, US Stocks, Closing Markets Statistics, Preferred Stocks for a list of publicly traded preferred company stocks.

Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2022Views:

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