Headlines about Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Government Properties Income Trust earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.6866677239122 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) opened at 19.28 on Friday. Government Properties Income Trust has a one year low of $17.36 and a one year high of $22.99. The company has a market cap of $1.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.57 and a beta of 1.04. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $18.62 and a 200 day moving average of $19.96.

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $69.89 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $69.08 million. Government Properties Income Trust had a return on equity of 5.16% and a net margin of 4.64%. The company’s revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.61 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Government Properties Income Trust will post $0.45 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on GOV shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Government Properties Income Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. DA Davidson started coverage on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research note on Friday, September 29th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $20.00 target price for the company. FBR & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 target price (down from $25.00) on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “underweight” rating and set a $18.00 target price (down from $18.50) on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.40.

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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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