On 12/27/13, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc's 8.0% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( SHO.PRD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.50, payable on 1/15/14. As a percentage of SHO.PRD's recent share price of $25.70, this dividend works out to approximately 1.95%, so look for shares of SHO.PRD to trade 1.95% lower — all else being equal — when SHO.PRD shares open for trading on 12/27/13. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.77%, 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, SHO.PRD was trading at a 3.00% premium to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of SHO.PRD shares, versus SHO: Below is a dividend history chart for SHO.PRD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.50 on Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc's 8.0% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock : According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc ( SHO) makes up 1.50% of the SPDR Russell 2000Low Volatility ETF (SMLV) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Thursday. In Thursday trading, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc's 8.0% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( SHO.PRD) is currently down about 0.2% on the day, while the common shares ( SHO) are trading flat.