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Headlines of Interest

Below are press releases from companys with preferred stock or baby bonds outstanding – or just of general interest.

Now that earnings season is done (or nearly done) I expect news to be slow.


Apollo Prices Offering of Fixed-Rate Resettable Junior Subordinated Notes

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iMedia Brands Completes Successful Transaction for Asset Sale to IV Media, LLC

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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Oxford Life Insurance Company and Its Subsidiaries

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Orchid Island Capital Announces August 2023 Monthly Dividend and July 31, 2023 RMBS Portfolio Characteristics

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Liberty Broadband Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

3 thoughts on “Headlines of Interest”

  1. Re: Apollo Asset Management – “Following the redemption of the AAM Preferred Stock, AAM intends to terminate its separate filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).” I wonder does this imply that wanting to no longer bear the expense and exposure of separate filings (from APO I guess), is the reasoning behind calling the preferreds in?

    1. 2WR, I was thinking they wanted to do it and at this time have to offer a higher rate, but you noticed it’s a fixed rate reset. We are seeing a lot of these lately and I am thinking the issuer is hoping it will reset lower in the future. I am a little cautious on these kind of preferred. I don’t want to be holding if it was a perpetual. I would call it taking a risk depending on the reset terms you could see this drop in value when it resets. I think there’s been a few term resets offered lately that if you had to you could hold to term and get full value.
      Right now I am just waiting on a drop in the market that I think could be coming for a chance to pick up some new deals or top off on some I already have.
      If it doesn’t, I still would have time to buy this or something similar

      1. This is all possibly Ivory Tower theorizing imho, but to my mind, what should be more important to the future price of a 5 year reset is not whether or not interest rates go down or up 5 years from now, but how you might think the issuer’s standing or the absolute yield spreads might change over the course of the 5 years… If neither its credit status or the yield spreads relative to the 5 year change and rates go down, then the alternatives in the market place will have changed accordingly and in theory, the price of the reset ought to hold up pretty nicely despite a lowered coupon for the next 5 years. Of course it won’t have the same sensitivity as F/F so will be more prone longer term duration implications, but it should hold up… But again, this is Ivory Tower stuff… It sure is easy to point out real world exceptions to the theory. but again, those examples might also show a changed perception of the underlying credit 5 years on.

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