Reminder - Excel Trust (EXL) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/14, Excel Trust Inc. ( EXL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.175, payable on 4/15/14. As a percentage of EXL's recent stock price of $12.60, this dividend works out to approximately 1.39%, so look for shares of Excel Trust Inc. to trade 1.39% lower — all else being equal — when EXL shares open for trading on 3/27/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EXL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.175 declared by Excel Trust Inc.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EXL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.56% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EXL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Excel Trust Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EXL's low point in its 52 week range is $10.96 per share, with $15.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.59.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, EXL makes up 3.22% of the PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY) which is trading higher by about 0.7% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Excel Trust Inc. shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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