RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) investors will be getting slightly more than they did last quarter, as a reward for putting their faith in the company(NYSE:RAS). The real estate investment trust has declared a common stock dividend of $0.13 per share, to be handed out on July 31 to shareholders of record as of July 12. That amount is $0.01, or 8%, higher than RAIT's previous distribution of $0.12, which was paid in April. Prior to that, the firm dispensed $0.10 per share.

The new dividend annualizes to $0.52 per share. That yields 7.2% at RAIT's most recent closing stock price of $7.23.