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 maximum price target given was 23, implying potential capital gains of 28.42 percent. The lowest price target was 14, implying a possible loss of -21.83 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -16.78 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.3 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -13.38 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.06 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of GOV to grow at a rate of 236.24 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of GOV is 0.11.

In the last 52-weeks, GOV has achieved a high of 24.61 and a low of 17.36. Today's price is 3.17 percent above the 52-week low, and 27.22 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.27 billion. GOV will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.