On 3/27/14, Excel Trust Inc.'s 8.125% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( EXL.PRB) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5078, payable on 4/15/14. As a percentage of EXL.PRB's recent share price of $26.20, this dividend works out to approximately 1.94%, so look for shares of EXL.PRB to trade 1.94% lower — all else being equal — when EXL.PRB shares open for trading on 3/27/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 7.75%, 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, EXL.PRB was trading at a 4.84% premium to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of EXL.PRB shares, versus EXL: Below is a dividend history chart for EXL.PRB, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5078 on Excel Trust Inc.'s 8.125% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock : According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Excel Trust Inc. ( EXL) makes up 3.22% of the PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF (KBWY) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, Excel Trust Inc.'s 8.125% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( EXL.PRB) is currently trading flat on the day, while the common shares ( EXL) are trading flat.