Excel Trust About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (EXL)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/13, Excel Trust Inc. (EXL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.17, payable on 7/15/13. As a percentage of EXL's recent stock price of $12.37, this dividend works out to approximately 1.37%, so look for shares of Excel Trust Inc. to trade 1.37% lower — all else being equal — when EXL shares open for trading on 6/26/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EXL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.17 declared by Excel Trust Inc.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EXL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of EXL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Excel Trust Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EXL's low point in its 52 week range is $11.06 per share, with $15.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.42.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, EXL makes up 2.96% of the KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY) which is trading lower by about 1.8% on the day Monday.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to EXL, which trades under the symbol EXL.PRB — more info ».

In Monday trading, Excel Trust Inc. shares are currently down about 1.5% on the day.

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