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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GOV. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 23, implying potential capital gains of 28.42 percent. The lowest price target was 14, implying a possible loss of -21.83 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -16.78 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -3.3 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -13.38 percent. 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. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 3.17 percent, 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.