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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Government Properties Income (NYSE: GOV) is tomorrow, January 24, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $24.11 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7%. The average volume for Government Properties Income has been 314,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Government Properties Income has a market cap of $1.05 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Government Properties Income Trust operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It primarily owns and leases office buildings that are leased mainly to government tenants. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 24.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.