Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/27/13, Excel Trust Inc. ( EXL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.175, payable on 1/15/14. As a percentage of EXL's recent stock price of $11.68, this dividend works out to approximately 1.50%, so look for shares of Excel Trust Inc. to trade 1.50% lower — all else being equal — when EXL shares open for trading on 12/27/13.Below is a dividend history chart for EXL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.175 declared by Excel Trust Inc.: 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 5.99% 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: Looking at the chart above, EXL's low point in its 52 week range is $11.34 per share, with $15.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.67. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, EXL makes up 3.15% of the KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY) which is trading higher by about 1% on the day Thursday. 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 Thursday trading, Excel Trust Inc. shares are currently up about 1.1% on the day.