Government Properties Income Trust ( GOV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 21, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 26, 2015. Shareholders who purchased GOV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 10th quarter that GOV has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of GOV was $23.3, representing a -11.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.30 and a 7.32% increase over the 52 week low of $21.71.
GOV is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as CBRE Group, Inc. ( CBG ) and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated ( JLL ). GOV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.97. Zacks Investment Research reports GOV's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.67%, compared to an industry average of 10.5%.
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 ( KBWY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 12.94% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GOV at 4.35%.