Short Interest Update on Government Properties Income Trust (GOV)

Government Properties Income Trust (GOV) has 6,868,972 shares of shorts outstanding as on August 15, 2016, with 13 days left to cover or roll them over. On Jul 29, 2016, the open interest of short positions was 6,904,299 shares. The stock has a decent trading volume of 519,553 shares daily. The marginal decrease in the short positions is by -0.5%, which amounts to -35,327 shares. Short positions are 9.9% of the available float. The short interest information was released on Wednesday Aug 24th after the market close.

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV): The stock was completely flat for the day, closing at $23.64 on Wednesday. The flat closing masks the intraday volatility in the stock. After opening at $23.69, the stock touched an intraday high of $23.80 and a low of $23.30. Neither the bulls nor the bears asserted their supremacy at close, due to which the stock closed completely flat. The stock previously closed at $23.64. The total trading volume on Wednesday was 341,154.


Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates in two business segments: ownership of properties that are primarily leased to Government tenants and its equity method investment in Select Income REIT (SIR). The Companys properties are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. The Companys properties (64 buildings), with approximately 7.7 million rentable square feet, are primarily leased to the United States Government, 18 of those properties (24 buildings), with approximately 2.6 million rentable square feet primarily leased to 12 state governments, one of those properties (one building), with 187,060 Rentable square feet, is leased to the United Nations, an international intergovernmental organization, and three of those properties (three buildings), with 507,788 rentable square feet primarily leased to non-government tenants.

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