Safest Preferred Stocks to Buy Today

What are the Safest Preferred Stocks to Buy Today. This is a listing of the Safest Preferred Stocks offered by Canadian companies today in the market. All types of preferred’s are included (perpetual, fixed, floating) in one table.We present the information in an easy, to view and understand format. As a result you can pick the right share to purchase or sell.

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On April 24, 2020

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Is it possible to select a preferred with very little to no risk? Can you do this with minimal homework? Yes you can. Which are the Safest Preferred Stocks to Buy Today in the Canadian market? What metrics can you use to make a quick decision with minimal risk?

It is actually quite easy to pick the Safest preferred shares. In this article I will explain my selection process and provide you with an up to date list of preferreds shares available in the market.   This list is updated on a regular basis.  Consequently, new issues appear and redeemed issues are removed. All types of preferred’s are included (perpetual, fixed, floating) in one table.  We have included all qualifying companies from all sectors.  Information is presented in an easy, to view and understand format. As a result you can pick the right share to purchase. 

How to Locate The Safest Preferred Stock To Buy Today

All large investment grade companies get rated by Credit Rating Companies. These Agencies apply a uniform methodology when rating the companies. All we have to do is find the credit rating assigned to a company by the rating agencies. A credit rating of PFD-2H  or higher is given to the safest preferreds in the Canadian market.  The list of preferreds on the table below are based on this rating.

Some additional factors to consider include

  1. Credit ratings reflect the state of the company being rated at the time the rating was assigned. You should still do some investigation to ensure the credit rating is not under review.
  2. Yields on these preferreds will be among the lowest.
  3. Since multiple issues appear on the list you will need to narrow them down to the ones that fit your personal requirements. Our website provides you with multiple resources to analyze each of the companies. Once you have selected the right company you can compare it to similar companies in the same sector making sure you still want to proceed with the selected company. 
  4. After selecting the company you need to pick which of the issues you want to go with. This can be easily achieved since we provide you with a compare page where all issues of a particular company can be easily compared. Using the available metrics on this page you can select the issue that best fits your future view of the market.

List of Safest Preferred Stocks to Buy Today

If you are looking for a way to evaluate the highest credit rated preferreds in the market today,  go to Compare Preferred Shares With Credit Rating Pfd-2H. The metrics provided in the tool make it easier to narrow your selection.

Here is the list of all the safest preferred shares to buy today in the Canadian stock market.

Last Updated: Market Data 2023-Feb-03 07:21, Model Metrics 2023-Feb-06 19:31
SymbolCredit RatingFixed Rate BaseDividend AmountIssue Name
PWF-Q PWF.PR.Q CA73927C7614 Pfd2H3MTH + 1.60%$0.3779Power_Financial_Corp.__Series_Q
PWF-A PWF.PR.A CA73927C2094 Pfd2HFLOATING(70% OF PRIME RATE)$0.2931Power_Financial_Corp.__Series_A
CU-C CU.PR.C CA1367176916 Pfd2H5YR + 2.40%$0.3250Canadian_Utilities_Ltd._3.40%,_Series_Y
PWF-O PWF.PR.O CA73927C7879 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.80%$0.3625Power_Financial_Corp._5.80%,_Series_O
PWF-G PWF.PR.G CA73927C8786 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.90%$0.3700Power_Financial_Corp._5.90%,_Series_F
PWF-H PWF.PR.H CA73927C8604 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.75%$0.3600Power_Financial_Corp._5.75%,_Series_H
GWO-M GWO.PR.M CA39138C8170 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.80%$0.3625Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._5.80%,_Series_M
PWF-R PWF.PR.R CA73927C7531 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.50%$0.3450Power_Financial_Corp._5.50%,_Series_R
GWO-P GWO.PR.P CA39138C7750 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.40%$0.3375Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._5.40%,_Series_P
PWF-E PWF.PR.E CA73927C8034 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.50%$0.3450Power_Financial_Corp._5.50%,_Series_D
GWO-L GWO.PR.L CA39138C8253 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.65%$0.3525Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._5.65%,_Series_L
GWO-T GWO.PR.T CA39138C7263 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.15%$0.3225Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._5.15%,_Series_T
GWO-G GWO.PR.G CA39138C8824 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.20%$0.3250Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._5.20%,_Series__G
GWO-S GWO.PR.S CA39138C7347 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.25%$0.3275Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._5.25%,_Series_S
PWF-F PWF.PR.F CA73927C8869 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.25%$0.3275Power_Financial_Corp._5.25%,_Series_E
PWF-K PWF.PR.K CA73927C8372 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.95%$0.3100Power_Financial_Corp._4.95%,_Series_K
GWO-Q GWO.PR.Q CA39138C7677 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.15%$0.3225Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._5.15%,_Series_Q
PWF-S PWF.PR.S CA73927C7465 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.80%$0.3000Power_Financial_Corp._4.80%,_Series_S
PWF-Z PWF.PR.Z CA73927C7127 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.15%$0.3225Power_Financial_Corp._5.15%,_Series_V
PWF-L PWF.PR.L CA73927C8299 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.10%$0.3200Power_Financial_Corp._5.10%,_Series_L
CU-D CU.PR.D CA1367176759 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.90%$0.3075Canadian_Utilities_Ltd._4.90%,_Series_AA
GWO-H GWO.PR.H CA39138C8741 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.85%$0.3025Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._4.85%,_Series_H
RY-S RY.PR.S CA78013R3909 Pfd2H5YR + 2.38%$0.3000Royal_Bank_of_Canada_4.80%,_Series_BO_-_NVCC_
CU-E CU.PR.E CA1367176676 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.90%$0.3075Canadian_Utilities_Ltd._4.90%,_Series_BB
CU-H CU.PR.H CA1367176346 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 5.25%$0.3275Canadian_Utilities_Ltd._5.25%,_Series_EE
CIU-A CIU.PR.A CA22944C2058 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.60%$0.2875CU_Inc_4.6%_Series_1
GWO-R GWO.PR.R CA39138C7594 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.80%$0.3000Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._4.80%,_Series_R
CU-G CU.PR.G CA1367176429 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.50%$0.2813Canadian_Utilities_Ltd._4.50%,_Series_DD
BNS-I BNS.PR.I CA06415E3032 Pfd2H5YR + 2.43%$0.3025Bank_of_Nova_Scotia_4.85%,_Series_40_-_NVCCBNS
BMO-E BMO.PR.E CA06368B2075 Pfd2H5YR + 2.68%$0.3025Bank_of_Montreal_4.85%,_Series_44_-_NVC
GWO-I GWO.PR.I CA39138C8667 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.50%$0.2813Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._4.50%,_Series_I
GWO-Y GWO.PR.Y CA39138C6927 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.50%$0.2813Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._4.5%,_Series_Y
CU-F CU.PR.F CA1367176593 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.50%$0.2813Canadian_Utilities_Ltd._4.50%,_Series_CC
PWF-T PWF.PR.T CA73927C7382 Pfd2H5YR + 2.37%$0.2625Power_Financial_Corp._4.20%,_Series_T
IAF-B IAF.PR.B CA4558713018 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.60%$0.2875Industrial_Alliance_Insurance_&_Financial_4.60%,_Series_B
BMO-W BMO.PR.W CA0636798807 Pfd2H5YR + 2.22%$0.2407Bank_of_Montreal_3.80%,_Series_31_-_NVC
RY-N RY.PR.N CA78013J4550 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.90%$0.3075Royal Bank of Canada 4.90%, Series BH - NVC
RY-O RY.PR.O CA78013K6016 Pfd2HPERPETUAL @ 4.90%$0.3075Royal_Bank_of_Canada_4.90%,_Series_BI_-_NVC
BMO-F BMO.PR.F CA06368B1085 Pfd2H5YR + 3.51%$0.3185Bank_of_Montreal_5.10%,_Series_46_-_NVCCBMO
IAF-I IAF.PR.I CA4558718710 Pfd2H5YR + 2.75%$0.3000Industrial_Alliance_Insurance_and_Financial_4.80%,_Series_I
BMO-S BMO.PR.S CA0636794012 Pfd2H5YR + 2.33%$0.2408Bank_of_Montreal_4.00%,_Series_27_-_
RY-Z RY.PR.Z CA78012G4117 Pfd2H5YR + 2.21%$0.2313Royal_Bank_of_Canada_4.00%,_Series_AZ_-_NVCC_
BMO-T BMO.PR.T CA0636796090 Pfd2H5YR + 2.24%$0.2265Bank_of_Montreal_3.90%,_Series_29
RY-H RY.PR.H CA78012H5675 Pfd2H5YR + 2.26%$0.2281Royal_Bank_of_Canada_3.90%,_Series_BB_-_NVCC_
EIT-A EIT.PR.A CA13780R2081 Pfd2HRETRACTABLE + 4.80%$0.3000Canoe_EIT_Income_Fund_4.80%,_Series_1
EIT-B EIT.PR.B CA13780R1331 Pfd2HRETRACTABLE + 4.80%$0.3000Canoe_EIT_Income_Fund_4.80%,_Series_2
CU-I CU.PR.I CA1367176262 Pfd2H5YR + 3.69% Min_4.5%$0.2813Canadian_Utilities_Ltd._4.50%,_Series_FF
CIU-C CIU.PR.C CA22944C5028 Pfd2H5YR + 1.36%$0.1431Canadian_Utilities_Ltd._2.24%_5YR_RT_RES_CUM_RED_PFD_SER_4
RY-J RY.PR.J CA78012Q1129 Pfd2H5YR + 2.74%$0.2000Royal_Bank_of_Canada_3.60%,_Series_BD_-_NVCC_
RY-M RY.PR.M CA78012T4708 Pfd2H5YR + 2.62%$0.1875Royal_Bank_of_Canada_3.60%,_Series_BF_-_NVCC_
BMO-Y BMO.PR.Y CA06367X2005 Pfd2H5YR + 2.71%$0.1909Bank_of_Montreal_3.80%,_Series_33
PWF-P PWF.PR.P CA73927C7796 Pfd2H5YR + 1.60%$0.1249Power_Financial_Corp._2.306%,_Series_P
GWO-N GWO.PR.N CA39138C7917 Pfd2H5YR + 1.30%$0.1093Great-West_Lifeco_Inc._2.176%,_Series_N

Canadian Preferred Shares – Mission

Our mission is to provide the average investor with the knowledge, up to date information, latest trends, data and tools to select the best preferreds to purchase or sell today.

Without tools like the ones we provide here, its simply not possible to make an educated decision, thus keeping most individual investors away. Our tools provide an overall view, of the preferreds market. With a few clicks you can easily locate today’s best preferreds within a sector/category or across the whole market.

Using our homepage as a starting point you can access all of our tools.