Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 23, 2013

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Government Properties Income Trust ( GOV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 23, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GOV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.38% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of GOV was $25.25, representing a -0.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.42 and a 22.34% increase over the 52 week low of $20.64.

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 $1.06. Zacks Investment Research reports GOV's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 2.07%, compared to an industry average of 8.9%.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 9.97% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GOV at 3.88%.



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

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