On 12/27/13, Excel Trust Inc.'s 8.125% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( EXL.PRB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5078, payable on 1/15/14. As a percentage of EXL.PRB's recent share price of $25.73, this dividend works out to approximately 1.97%, so look for shares of EXL.PRB to trade 1.97% lower — all else being equal — when EXL.PRB shares open for trading on 12/27/13. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.83%, which compares to an average yield of 7.82% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.As of last close, EXL.PRB was trading at a 3.80% premium to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of EXL.PRB shares, versus EXL: Below is a dividend history chart for EXL.PRB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5078 on Excel Trust Inc.'s 8.125% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock : According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Excel Trust Inc. ( EXL) makes up 3.12% of the KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF (KBWY) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, Excel Trust Inc.'s 8.125% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( EXL.PRB) is currently down about 0.8% on the day, while the common shares ( EXL) are off about 0.2%.