News stories about Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Easterly Government Properties earned a news sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.617987107955 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have commented on DEA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Easterly Government Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 27th. SunTrust Banks set a $24.00 target price on shares of Easterly Government Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Easterly Government Properties in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th.

Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) traded up $0.19 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $20.50. 669,708 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 338,260. The stock has a market cap of $899.42, a P/E ratio of 205.00 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a quick ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. Easterly Government Properties has a 12-month low of $19.08 and a 12-month high of $22.32.

Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.30). Easterly Government Properties had a return on equity of 0.54% and a net margin of 3.12%. analysts expect that Easterly Government Properties will post 1.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Easterly Government Properties Company Profile

Easterly Government Properties, Inc is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the United States Government agencies. The Company leases its properties to such agencies through the United States General Services Administration (GSA).

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