Headlines about Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, 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 assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.1220041114646 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

GOV has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “underweight” rating and set a $18.50 price objective (up previously from $17.00) on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Government Properties Income Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, FBR & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 price objective (down previously from $25.00) on shares of Government Properties Income Trust in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.90.

Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) traded down 0.22% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $18.51. The stock had a trading volume of 559,900 shares. The company has a market cap of $1.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.27 and a beta of 1.04. Government Properties Income Trust has a 1-year low of $18.46 and a 1-year high of $18.68. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $18.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $20.24.

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $69.89 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $69.08 million. Government Properties Income Trust had a net margin of 4.64% and a return on equity of 5.16%. The firm’s revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.61 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Government Properties Income Trust will post $0.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 24th were given a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.29%. Government Properties Income Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -76.11%.

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About Government Properties Income Trust

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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