Realty Income Corp.'s 6.75% Monthly Income Class E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 4/29/14, Realty Income Corp.'s 6.75% Monthly Income Class E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( O.PRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1406, payable on 5/15/14. As a percentage of O.PRE's recent share price of $25.29, this dividend works out to approximately 0.56%, so look for shares of O.PRE to trade 0.56% lower — all else being equal — when O.PRE shares open for trading on 4/29/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 6.69%, which compares to an average yield of 7.22% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, O.PRE was trading at a 0.96% premium to its liquidation preference amount. The chart below shows the one year performance of O.PRE shares, versus O:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for O.PRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1406 on Realty Income Corp.'s 6.75% Monthly Income Class E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock:

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Realty Income Corp. ( O) makes up 4.91% of the iShares Retail Real Estate Capped ETF (RTL) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Realty Income Corp.'s 6.75% Monthly Income Class E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( O.PRE) is currently up about 0.2% on the day, while the common shares ( O) are up about 0.1%.

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