Ex-Div Reminder for Resource Capital Corp's 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

On 12/30/13, Resource Capital Corp's 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( RSO.PRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5312, payable on 1/30/14. As a percentage of RSO.PRA's recent share price of $23.50, this dividend works out to approximately 2.26%, so look for shares of RSO.PRA to trade 2.26% lower — all else being equal — when RSO.PRA shares open for trading on 12/30/13. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 9.09%, which compares to an average yield of 7.82% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, RSO.PRA was trading at a 6.48% discount to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of RSO.PRA shares, versus RSO:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for RSO.PRA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5312 on Resource Capital Corp's 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Resource Capital Corp ( RSO) makes up 1.83% of the Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, Resource Capital Corp's 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( RSO.PRA) is currently up about 0.5% on the day, while the common shares ( RSO) are down about 1.1%.

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