Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 23, 2014


Government Properties Income Trust ( GOV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 23, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 21, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GOV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 7th quarter that GOV has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $25.87, the dividend yield is 6.65%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GOV was $25.87, representing a -4.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.03 and a 12.48% increase over the 52 week low of $23.

GOV is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as CBRE Group, Inc. ( CBG ) and Realogy Holdings Corp. ( RLGY ). GOV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1. Zacks Investment Research reports GOV's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.59%, compared to an industry average of 7.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GOV Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to GOV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GOV as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF ( KBWY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 4.74% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GOV at 4.49%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: GOV , CBG , RLGY , KBWY News News

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