Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 23, 2013
Government Properties Income Trust ( GOV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 23, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GOV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that GOV has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $25.02, the dividend yield is 6.87%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GOV was $25.02, representing a -8.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.34 and a 13.99% increase over the 52 week low of $21.95.
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 $1.23. Zacks Investment Research reports GOV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as .83%, compared to an industry average of 7.9%.
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 decrease of -6.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GOV at 3.44%.