On 3/27/14, Colony Financial Inc.'s 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock ( CLNY.PRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5312, payable on 4/15/14. As a percentage of CLNY.PRA's recent share price of $26.51, this dividend works out to approximately 2.00%, so look for shares of CLNY.PRA to trade 2.00% lower — all else being equal — when CLNY.PRA shares open for trading on 3/27/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 8.03%, which compares to an average yield of 7.31% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.As of last close, CLNY.PRA was trading at a 5.84% premium to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of CLNY.PRA shares, versus CLNY: Below is a dividend history chart for CLNY.PRA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5312 on Colony Financial Inc.'s 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock : According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Colony Financial Inc. ( CLNY) makes up 3.74% of the Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT) which is trading lower by about 0.2% on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Colony Financial Inc.'s 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock ( CLNY.PRA) is currently up about 0.2% on the day, while the common shares ( CLNY) are up about 0.7%.