Now just how soundly do you have to be napping to be caught holding the Gabelli Dividend and Income 5.875% (GDV-A) cumulative preferred stock when it is trading at $26.35 and has been optionally redeemable since 2009?
Those holders got a 4% lesson yesterday–as a call was announced and the ‘dump’ was swift–tumbling 97 cents.
The redemption will occur on 9/25/2020.
The company had previously called 1.542 million shares on 5/6/2020 so that should have alerted folks shares were in the company sights for a full redemption–but memories are short nowadays and after a fall after this earlier call folks drove the price right back up.
On the other hand holders have garnered a great, safe dividend for many years by holding shares so I guess holders turned out ok–unless you bought last week.
mcg was on this at 2:23 pm as was Ptrader 3 minutes later noting a volume spike. I was reviewing the preferred share loss page at the same time and noted the large drop in the issue–I instantly knew a call was at hand–it had traded 25 times normal volume. Posting was on the Reader Initiated Alert page.