Media coverage about Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Easterly Government Properties earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.7315589870523 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Easterly Government Properties (NYSE DEA) opened at $21.67 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $947.67, a P/E ratio of 17.28 and a beta of 0.57. Easterly Government Properties has a 52-week low of $19.00 and a 52-week high of $22.00.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. This is an increase from Easterly Government Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.80%. Easterly Government Properties’s payout ratio is currently 1,040.00%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Easterly Government Properties in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub downgraded Easterly Government Properties from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Easterly Government Properties from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th.

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About Easterly Government Properties

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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