Realty Income Monthly Income Class E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Ex-Dividend Reminder

On 6/27/14, 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 7/15/14. As a percentage of O.PRE's recent share price of $25.64, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of O.PRE to trade 0.55% lower — all else being equal — when O.PRE shares open for trading on 6/27/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 6.57%, 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, O.PRE was trading at a 2.76% 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 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 1.63% of the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund ETF (FRI) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Wednesday.

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

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