On 3/27/14, EPR Properties's 9.00% Series E Cumulative Convertible Preferred Shares (EPR.PRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5625, payable on 4/15/14. As a percentage of EPR.PRE's recent share price of $31.05, this dividend works out to approximately 1.81%, so look for shares of EPR.PRE to trade 1.81% lower — all else being equal — when EPR.PRE shares open for trading on 3/27/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.28%, which compares to an average yield of 7.31% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.
As of last close, EPR.PRE was trading at a 23.72% premium to its liquidation preference amount. It should be noted that the preferred shares are convertible, with a conversion ratio of 0.4512. The chart below shows the one year performance of EPR.PRE shares, versus EPR:
Below is a dividend history chart for EPR.PRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5625 on EPR Properties's 9.00% Series E Cumulative Convertible Preferred Shares:
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, EPR Properties (EPR) makes up 4.45% of the PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF (KBWY) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Tuesday.