Headlines about Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Easterly Government Properties earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9060804657201 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) opened at 20.53 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $786.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 205.30 and a beta of 0.57. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $20.34 and its 200-day moving average price is $20.34. Easterly Government Properties has a 12-month low of $17.94 and a 12-month high of $21.07.

Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.29). The business had revenue of $30.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.61 million. Easterly Government Properties had a return on equity of 0.58% and a net margin of 3.40%. The business’s revenue was up 22.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Easterly Government Properties will post $0.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th were paid a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, September 12th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.83%. Easterly Government Properties’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 1,000.10%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Easterly Government Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub lowered Easterly Government Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.83.

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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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