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Preferred Income Fund III (HPS)

Daily Price as of 3/23/17

19.03 0.06 0.32
 
MKT Change ($) Change (%)
18.18 0.03 0.17

Management Team

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Gregory K. Phelps

On the fund since inception
Investing since 1981

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Joseph H. Bozoyan, CFA

On the fund since 2015
Investing since 1993

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Brad Lutz, CFA

On the fund since 2017
Investing since 1992

Top Issuers (%)

as of 2/28/17
Dominion Resources, Inc. 4.60
Kinder Morgan, Inc. 4.25
Great Plains Energy, Inc. 4.12
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 4.06
Citigroup, Inc. 3.20
PPL Capital Funding, Inc. 3.19
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. 3.10
Wells Fargo & Company 3.09
US Bancorp 2.84
NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. 2.73
The Fund’s holdings are subject to change at any time. Characteristics are expressed as a percentage of net assets except for certain closed-end funds where characteristics are expressed as a percentage of total managed assets.

All Funds (with the exception of the Money Market Fund) exclude cash and cash equivalent securities from Top holdings and Top issuers.

Goal and Strategy

The Fund’s primary objective is to provide a high level of current income consistent with preservation of capital. The Fund’s secondary objective is to provide growth of capital to the extent consistent with its primary objective.  The Fund seeks to achieve its objectives by investing in a diversified portfolio of securities that, in the opinion of the Advisor, may be undervalued relative to similar securities in the marketplace. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests:

At least 80% of its assets in preferred stocks and other preferred securities, including convertible preferred securities.

25% or more of its total assets in the industries comprising the utilities sector.

At least 50% of its total assets in preferred securities or other fixed-income securities rated investment grade or higher by Moody’s or Standard & Poor’s at the time of investment.

 

Average Annual Total Returns

Month-End Performance (%) as of 2/28/17
QTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
(not annualized)
MKT 6.70 6.70 8.11 11.97 8.48 6.97
Quarter-End Performance (%) as of 12/31/16
QTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
(not annualized)
MKT -6.36 7.33 7.33 12.94 9.08 6.59

Cumulative Returns

Month-End Performance (%) as of 2/28/17
QTD YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
MKT 6.70 6.70 8.11 40.37 50.22 96.17

The performance data shown represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that investors' shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See performance data current to the most recent month-end, which may be higher or lower than that cited.

Performance figures assume that all distributions are reinvested.

Morningstar Rating1

Overall Rating

The fund has not yet been rated by Morningstar.

Overall Ratings are not available.

1 Morningstar proprietary ratings reflect risk-adjusted performance through the most recent month end. The ratings are subject to change every month.
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