Newcastle Investment Corp's Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 3/21/14, Newcastle Investment Corp's 8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( NCT.PRC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5031, payable on 4/30/14. As a percentage of NCT.PRC's recent share price of $25.20, this dividend works out to approximately 2.00%, so look for shares of NCT.PRC to trade 2.00% lower — all else being equal — when NCT.PRC shares open for trading on 3/21/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.97%, which compares to an average yield of 7.00% in the "REITs" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, NCT.PRC was trading at a 1.04% premium to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of NCT.PRC shares, versus NCT:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for NCT.PRC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5031 on Newcastle Investment Corp's 8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Newcastle Investment Corp ( NCT) makes up 3.63% of the Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Newcastle Investment Corp's 8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( NCT.PRC) is currently off about 0.2% on the day, while the common shares ( NCT) are off about 1.3%.

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