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## AltaGas Common Or Preferred Which Is Best

AltaGas Common Or Preferred, Which is best? This page provides you with the information required to make the right choice today, based on latest data analytics available in our database.

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## AltaGas Common Stock Dividend Growth over time

In this section I present information to help you decide if buying the common instead of the preferred is a better choice. There are times in the market cycle when the yield offered by the common is greater than that of the preferred. In addition the dividend of the common is usually increased on a yearly basis while for the majority of the preferreds it remains fixed for life or the 5 year period. Of course other factors should also be taken into account when making the final decision.

AltaGas common shares are currenlty yielding 5.1200% and have a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 0.0001% based on historical data starting with year 2010 to the latest year 2020. Current quarterly dividend is \$0.239. Unfortunately the dividend has been not been consistently increasing over the last 11 years.

Case A. Based on the 11 year Compound Annual Growth Rate of the AltaGas dividend I calculate the future dividend for the next 5 years to be \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240. Assuming the Stock price remains the same \$18.74 over the next 5 years, the corresponding yields will be 5.12273%, 5.12274%, 5.12274%, 5.12275%, 5.12275%. The average yield over the next 5 years is expected to be 5.12275% . Use this yield when comparing to the corresponding preferred yield.

Case B. Based on the last 10 year Compound Annual Growth Rate of 0.0001% for the AltaGas dividend I calculate the future dividend for the next 5 years to be \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240. Assuming the Stock price remains the same \$18.74 over the next 5 years, the corresponding yields will be 5.12273%, 5.12274%, 5.12274%, 5.12275%, 5.12275%. The average yield over the next 5 years is expected to be 5.12275% . Use this yield when comparing to the corresponding preferred yield.

Case C. Based on the last 5 year Compound Annual Growth Rate of 0.0001% for the AltaGas dividend I calculate the future dividend for the next 5 years to be \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240, \$0.240. Assuming the Stock price remains the same \$18.74 over the next 5 years, the corresponding yields will be 5.12273%, 5.12274%, 5.12274%, 5.12275%, 5.12275%. The average yield over the next 5 years is expected to be 5.12275% . Use this yield when comparing to the corresponding preferred yield.

You now have an additional metric. Compare the projected common share yields to the current and projected yields of the preferreds to see if a preferred or common is better for you.

The graph below shows the dividend growth of AltaGas common stock over time. Place the mouse cursor over the graph to reveal data (date, quarterly dividend amount).

## ALA Common Stock Short Position over time

The graph below shows the short position for ALA common share over time. Place the mouse cursor over the graph to reveal data like (date, short position detail).

Currently the outstanding float for ALA is 279,452,583 and the latest short position is 5,799,381. Thus the current short position is 2.0800% of the outstanding float.