On 12/27/13, DDR Corp.'s 6.250% Class K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (DDR.PRK) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3906, payable on 1/15/14. As a percentage of DDR.PRK's recent share price of $21.10, this dividend works out to approximately 1.85%, so look for shares of DDR.PRK to trade 1.85% lower — all else being equal — when DDR.PRK shares open for trading on 12/27/13. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.33%, 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, DDR.PRK was trading at a 14.76% discount to its liquidation preference amount.The chart below shows the one year performance of DDR.PRK shares, versus DDR: Below is a dividend history chart for DDR.PRK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.3906 on DDR Corp.'s 6.250% Class K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares: According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, DDR Corp. ( DDR) makes up 4.51% of the iShares Retail Real Estate Capped ETF (RTL) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, DDR Corp.'s 6.250% Class K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares ( DDR.PRK) is currently down about 1% on the day, while the common shares ( DDR) are trading flat.
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