Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 24, 2013

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Government Properties Income Trust ( GOV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 24, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GOV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that GOV has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $26.23, the dividend yield is 6.56%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GOV was $26.23, representing a -4.06% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.34 and a 27.08% increase over the 52 week low of $20.64.

GOV is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Realogy Holdings Corp. ( RLGY ) and CBRE Group, Inc. ( CBG ). GOV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.03. Zacks Investment Research reports GOV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as .35%, compared to an industry average of 7.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GOV Dividend History page.

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 )
  • PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 23.91% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GOV at 3.47%.



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.



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

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