Government Properties Income Trust (
) 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. (
) and CBRE Group, Inc. (
). 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
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 (
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio (
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%.