Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Easterly Government Properties (DEA) Stock Price

Media coverage about Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Easterly Government Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.8275467321469 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) opened at $20.99 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.26. Easterly Government Properties has a 12 month low of $19.00 and a 12 month high of $21.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $913.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.66 and a beta of 0.57.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be issued a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.95%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. This is a boost from Easterly Government Properties’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. Easterly Government Properties’s dividend payout ratio is presently 1,040.00%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on DEA. Zacks Investment Research lowered Easterly Government Properties from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Easterly Government Properties in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Easterly Government Properties from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th.

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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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