Government Properties Income Trust (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 23, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 22,
2014. Shareholders who purchased GOV stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 8th
quarter that GOV has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $24.81, the dividend yield is 6.93%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GOV was $24.81,
representing a -8.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.03 and
a 7.87% increase over the 52 week low of $23.
GOV is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as CBRE Group, Inc. (
) and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (
). GOV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.83. Zacks Investment Research reports GOV's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 1.77%, compared to an
industry average of 9.3%.
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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 (
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of
6.62% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of GOV at 4.35%.