Cash Dividend On The Way From Sun Communities Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

On 6/27/14, Sun Communities, Inc.'s 7.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( SUI.PRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4453, payable on 7/15/14. As a percentage of SUI.PRA's recent share price of $25.50, this dividend works out to approximately 1.75%, so look for shares of SUI.PRA to trade 1.75% lower — all else being equal — when SUI.PRA shares open for trading on 6/27/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 6.98%, which compares to an average yield of 6.81% in the "Real Estate" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.

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As of last close, SUI.PRA was trading at a 2.08% premium to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 1.24% in the "Real Estate" category. The chart below shows the one year performance of SUI.PRA shares, versus SUI:

Performance Comparison Chart

Below is a dividend history chart for SUI.PRA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.4453 on Sun Communities, Inc.'s 7.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock :

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In Wednesday trading, Sun Communities, Inc.'s 7.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ( SUI.PRA) is currently off about 0.1% on the day, while the common shares ( SUI) are up about 0.4%.

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