Excel Trust, Inc. ( EXL ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.1625 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EXL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that EXL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $12.91, the dividend yield is 5.03%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EXL was $12.91, representing a -1.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $13.15 and a 18.66% increase over the 52 week low of $10.88.
EXL is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). EXL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.24. Zacks Investment Research reports EXL's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as .6%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EXL Dividend History page.
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