Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) Stock Sentiment Worsens

Lloyd Doyle
May 16, 2018

For the current quarter Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) has average revenue estimates of $105.92 Million, a total number of 6 analysts provided estimations over revenues.

Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) analysts on average have given a price target of $18.2 on GOV stock. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Government Properties Income Trust by 2.3% during the 4th quarter.

The shares of Government Properties Income Trust have decreased by more than -27.02% this year alone. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $1.46 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.41 to $1.50.

The company's ATR (Average True Range) is 0.37.

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in shares of Government Properties Income Trust by 40.5% during the fourth quarter. The company had revenue of $205.05 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $204.70 million. During the same period previous year, the firm earned $0.33 earnings per share.

Quarterly Revenue Growth on year-over-year basis stands at 56.9 percent.


A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company.

Guess', Inc. (GES) analysts on average have given a price target of $18.2 on GES stock. Jefferies maintained the shares of GOV in report on Wednesday, April 4 with "Sell" rating.

When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 3.4 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell. The price of GOV is now at a -3.91% to its one-year price target of 14.08. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total value of $6,070,740.69. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 2,192,629 shares in the company, valued at $27,166,673.31. Also, Chairman Edward K. Aldag, Jr. sold 116,216 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 27th. The company's beta value stood at 1.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Generally, companies with positive EPS are more highly valued than companies with negative EPS, and a novice investor should just stick to companies with long track records of profit making. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 12,676 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $235,000 after acquiring an additional 3,656 shares during the last quarter. Cottage Street Advisors LLC grew its position in Medical Properties Trust by 30.1% during the fourth quarter. Cottage Street Advisors LLC now owns 106,800 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $1,471,000 after acquiring an additional 24,700 shares during the period. CWA Asset Management Group LLC increased its position in shares of Government Properties Income Trust by 43.2% during the fourth quarter. The volume of the company in the last trading session was 1.05 Million. Claraphi Advisory Network LLC purchased a new stake in Medical Properties Trust during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,276,000. Investors seem to be very interested in what happens to the stocks of these two companies but do investors favor one over the other? The shares now trade at $2.25 and have been able to report a change of 0.00% over the past one week. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.35 Billion however its outstanding shares are 99.57 Million.

The stock is trading -41.15% away from its 52 week high of $22.99 and 13.98% far from the stock's low point over the past 52 weeks, which was $11.87. Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV)'s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 3.78, whereas its price to book ratio for the most recent quarters is at 1.04. A low P/E can indicate either that a company may now be undervalued or that the company is doing exceptionally well relative to its past trends. The trust invests in the real estate markets of United States.

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