Analyst Ratings for Government Properties Income Trust (GOV)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) have received a consensus rating of Underweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, GOV received an average rating of Underweight.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GOV. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 23, which equates to a potential upside of 28.42 percent. The minimum price target given was 14, implying potential capital losses of -21.83 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -16.78 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.3 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -13.38 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.06 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of GOV's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 236.24 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. GOV has a PEG ratio of 0.11.

GOV has a 52-week high of 24.61 and a 52-week low of 17.36. Currently the stock is 3.17 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 27.22 percent. GOV has a P/E ratio of 26.63. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GOV value stock report compares GOV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GOV is $1.27 billion. GOV will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.