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We perused the preferred shares landscape to uncover values that can stabilize your portfolio amid skyrocketing commodities prices and a turbulent Middle East. Here is our analysis:

Citigroup (NYSE:C) Capital XX Enhanced 7.875% C+G: Citigroup has made great strides in improving its balance sheet over the last 12 months. The company is consistently running positive operating cash flows on a quarterly basis. The XX series yield 7.7%.

Symbol Open High Low Close Net
Chg
%Chg Vol 52 Week
High
52 Week
Low
Div Yield YTD
%Chg
Citigroup Capital XX 7.875% Enhanced TruPS C+G 25.49 25.64 25.44 25.60 0.09 0.36 30,236 26.49 22.26 1.97 x 7.70 0.67


Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) Preferreds 1/1200th Series 8 8.625% BMLQ: Bank of America is an even safer bet, with an improving loan portfolio on the commercal end and strong operating cash flows. The 1/1200th interest Series 8 shares yield a substantial 8.21%.

Symbol Open High Low Close Net
Chg
%Chg Vol 52 Week
High
52 Week
Low
Div Yield YTD
%Chg
Bank of America 1/1200th interest 8.625%
Series 8
BMLQ 26.25 26.38 26.18 26.32 0.05 0.19 129,507 26.71 23.28 2.16 8.21 1.98


JP Morgan Chase (JPM) 1/400th share 8.625% Series J JPMI: The 8.625% Series J are available in 1/400th interest shares. JP Morgan is best-of-breed in our opinion, and CEO Jamie Dimon has done a great job of stewarding JPM through the financial crisis and its aftermath. The company should have no trouble meeting its obligations on the Series J, yielding 7.82%.

Symbol Open High Low Close Net
Chg
%Chg Vol 52 Week
High
52 Week
Low
Div Yield YTD
%Chg
JPMorgan Chase 1/400th interest 8.625% Series J) JPMI 27.70 27.74 27.60 27.61 -0.13 -0.47 76,605 28.66 25.15 2.16 7.82 0.22


Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC)
Capital XIV 8.625% WCO: Wells continues its eastward expansion at the expense of competitors. The company has posted solid operating numbers and has substantial cash flow on the back of an improved loss figures in its commercial loan portfolio. Berkshire (NYSE:BRK.A) continues to load up on common shares. The XIV preferreds yield 7.89%.

Symbol Open High Low Close Net
Chg
%Chg Vol 52 Week
High
52 Week
Low
Div Yield YTD
%Chg
Wells Fargo Capital XIV 8.625% WCO 27.35 27.43 27.26 27.36 0.05 0.18 55,497 28.84 24.96 2.16 x 7.89 -0.69


M&T Bank (MTB
) Capital Trust IV 8.5% MBTA: M&T Bank is another popular bank gracing Warren Buffett's Berkshire (BRK.A) portfolio. The Capital Trust IV 8.5% shares still yield 7.99%.

Symbol Open High Low Close Net
Chg
%Chg Vol 52 Week
High
52 Week
Low
Div Yield YTD
%Chg
M&T Capital Trust IV 8.500% MTBA 26.69 26.73 26.65 26.65 -0.02 -0.07 19,567 28.35 24.85 2.13 x 7.99 0.11


Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF)
Capital II 7.5% COFB: Capital One has also posted strong positive operating cash flows lately. The company's credit portfolio continues to show improvement and the company's global financial services segment should show growth going forward. The Capital II preferred stock yields 7.41%.

Symbol Open High Low Close Net
Chg
%Chg Vol 52 Week
High
52 Week
Low
Div Yield YTD
%Chg
Capital One Capital II 7.50% COFB 25.31 25.39 25.31 25.36 0.05 0.19 56,528 25.99 21.47 1.88 x 7.41 -0.39


Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 6 Financial Preferred Stocks for Stable Yield in a Jumpy Market