Easterly Government Properties (DEA) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.28

Headlines about Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Easterly Government Properties earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.5297028489701 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) opened at $20.52 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $900.29, a PE ratio of 205.20 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. Easterly Government Properties has a 1 year low of $19.08 and a 1 year high of $22.32.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th were given a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.07%. This is a positive change from Easterly Government Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. Easterly Government Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 1,040.00%.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Easterly Government Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. SunTrust Banks set a $24.00 target price on shares of Easterly Government Properties and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Easterly Government Properties in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th.

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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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