Cash Dividend On The Way From Public Storage's 6.5% Cumulative Preferred Share of Beneficial Interest, Series P

On 3/12/14, Public Storage's 6.5% Cumulative Preferred Share of Beneficial Interest, Series P ( PSA.PRP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4062, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of PSA.PRP's recent share price of $25.62, this dividend works out to approximately 1.59%, so look for shares of PSA.PRP to trade 1.59% lower — all else being equal — when PSA.PRP shares open for trading on 3/12/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 6.29%, which compares to an average yield of 7.41% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, PSA.PRP was trading at a 3.28% premium to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of PSA.PRP shares, versus PSA:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for PSA.PRP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.4062 on Public Storage's 6.5% Cumulative Preferred Share of Beneficial Interest, Series P:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Public Storage ( PSA) makes up 11.13% of the iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (REZ) which is trading lower by about 0.7% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Public Storage's 6.5% Cumulative Preferred Share of Beneficial Interest, Series P ( PSA.PRP) is currently down about 0.8% on the day, while the common shares ( PSA) are off about 0.8%.

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