News stories about Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6863428714333 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) opened at $17.83 on Monday. Government Properties Income Trust has a twelve month low of $17.36 and a twelve month high of $22.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 9.44 and a quick ratio of 9.44. The company has a market capitalization of $1,720.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.42, a PEG ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.06.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 29th will be issued a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.65%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 26th. Government Properties Income Trust’s payout ratio is currently 312.73%.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on GOV shares. ValuEngine raised Government Properties Income Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub raised Government Properties Income Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Government Properties Income Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average 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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