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Rubicon Associates is headed by a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry focused on the analysis, investment and management of fixed income and preferred stock portfolios. Over the years, he has analyzed and invested in both public and... More
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  • DDR Issuing New Series J Preferred 0 comments
    Jul 18, 2012 1:16 PM | about stocks: DDR

    Joining the preferred parade is DDR. The REIT is doing $175MM (7MM shares) of a Series J preferred in order to redeem the Series I 7.50% preferred (which I have been long since $7 - in a taxable account unfortunately).

    Details are:

    DDR Corp

    Series J

    $175,000,000 size (7MM shares)

    Ba1/B-

    Change of control conversion and/or redemption

    Valuation:

    DDR Series H 7.375%: $25.10 current yield:7.27%

    KIM Series J 5.50% new issue.

    Thoughts:

    I don't know why they are not calling both preferred series as only 1/8 separate them. I like DDR, and there may be some value here, but they are kind of tight. Keep in mind these are below investment grade, this should be worth at least 100bps, so I would expect a 6.50% - 6.625% coupon (everything has been pricing tight).

    Disclosure: I am long DDR.

    Additional disclosure: long DDRPrH and DDRPrI

    Stocks: DDR
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