Media coverage about Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Government Properties Income Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.542590535143 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ GOV) opened at $18.08 on Thursday. Government Properties Income Trust has a 12 month low of $17.36 and a 12 month high of $22.99. The company has a quick ratio of 9.44, a current ratio of 9.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52. The company has a market capitalization of $1,859.98, a P/E ratio of 8.69, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.05.

Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.01). Government Properties Income Trust had a net margin of 15.30% and a return on equity of 4.27%. The firm had revenue of $70.18 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $69.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.54 EPS. Government Properties Income Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Government Properties Income Trust will post 2.09 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 23rd were given a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.51%. Government Properties Income Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 318.52%.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Government Properties Income Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Government Properties Income Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Government Properties Income Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. DA Davidson assumed coverage on Government Properties Income Trust in a research note on Friday, September 29th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $20.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.75.

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Government Properties Income Trust Company Profile

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through two segments: ownership of properties that are primarily leased to government tenants and its equity method investment in Select Income REIT (SIR). The Company’s properties are located in areas, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New Mexico.

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