Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd (NYSE:JPS) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,028,107 shares, a growth of 67.8% from the November 30th total of 612,575 shares. Approximately 0.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 366,506 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.8 days.

Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd (NYSE JPS) opened at $10.08 on Thursday. Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd has a 12 month low of $9.23 and a 12 month high of $10.47.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Investors of record on Friday, January 12th will be paid a $0.062 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $0.74 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.38%.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Belpointe Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd during the third quarter worth approximately $206,000. Yellowstone Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd during the third quarter worth approximately $164,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its holdings in Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd by 16.8% during the third quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 380,624 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,962,000 after purchasing an additional 54,865 shares in the last quarter. Cahill Financial Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd by 42.5% during the third quarter. Cahill Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 41,991 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $438,000 after purchasing an additional 12,520 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC raised its holdings in Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd by 9.6% during the third quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 408,307 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,250,000 after purchasing an additional 35,838 shares in the last quarter.

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About Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd

Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fund, formerly Nuveen Preferred Securities Income Fund, is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is high current income consistent with capital preservation. The Fund’s secondary objective is to enhance portfolio value.

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