Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 21st will be given a dividend of 0.43 per share by the real estate investment trust on Monday, November 21st. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 19th.

Shares of Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) opened at 20.84 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $22.62 and a 200-day moving average of $21.32. Government Properties Income Trust has a 52-week low of $12.33 and a 52-week high of $24.61.

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.01. The company earned $64.06 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $63.74 million. The firm’s revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Government Properties Income Trust will post $2.38 EPS for the current year.

Dividend History for Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV)

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Hsbc Holdings PLC raised its stake in Government Properties Income Trust by 1.5% in the second quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 10,699 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $247,000 after buying an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. Camelot Portfolios LLC raised its stake in Government Properties Income Trust by 1.0% in the second quarter. Camelot Portfolios LLC now owns 16,062 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $370,000 after buying an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in Government Properties Income Trust by 1.4% in the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 36,947 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $852,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in Government Properties Income Trust by 3.1% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 18,336 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $423,000 after buying an additional 558 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Public Sector Pension Investment Board raised its stake in Government Properties Income Trust by 2.7% in the second quarter. Public Sector Pension Investment Board now owns 50,280 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,159,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares in the last quarter.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group lowered Government Properties Income Trust from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Government Properties Income Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 21st.

Government Properties Income Trust Company Profile

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates in 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 Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington West Virginia and Wyoming, among others.

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