On 12/26/13, Newcastle Investment Corp's 8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (NCT.PRC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5031, payable on 1/31/14. As a percentage of NCT.PRC's recent share price of $25.24, this dividend works out to approximately 1.99%, so look for shares of NCT.PRC to trade 1.99% lower — all else being equal — when NCT.PRC shares open for trading on 12/26/13. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.97%, which compares to an average yield of 7.81% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, NCT.PRC was trading at a 0.96% premium to its liquidation preference amount.The chart below shows the one year performance of NCT.PRC shares, versus NCT:

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Below is a dividend history chart for NCT.PRC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5031 on Newcastle Investment Corp's 8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Newcastle Investment Corp ( NCT) makes up 3.67% of the Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Newcastle Investment Corp's 8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( NCT.PRC) is currently trading flat on the day, while the common shares ( NCT) are up about 1.6%.