DEA stock: buy or sell?

DEA stock price: $20.97 0.14% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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After marking all time highs on September/18, Easterly Government Properties stayed constant 0.14% to $20.97.

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) is based in Washington, D.C., and focuses primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the U.

Should I buy DEA stock?

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These 2 buy setups match with Easterly Government Properties stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Easterly Government Properties stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 4 ratings published for DEA stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for DEA stock, with 2 positive ratings.
Is DEA a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-12SunTrust BanksBuyAverage
2019-8-6Raymond Jamesn/aOutperform
2019-3-29CitigroupNeutralNeutral
2019-1-8Raymond JamesMarket PerformOutperform

DEA stock analysis

Daily outlook

After marking all time highs on September/18, Easterly Government Properties stayed constant 0.14% today to $20.97.

After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, Easterly Government Properties stayed steady 0.14% to $20.97. Since June when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, DEA price gained $3.01 per share (16.76%). On May DEA price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On Sep 18th, DEA hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Sep 12th tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

DEA stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Easterly Government Properties shares set new all time highs again this week, setting highs to $21.38. Shares closed at $20.97 and appreciated 0.48% during the week. Counting this, it's been 4 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 4.35%.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now finally trading above the $18.69 resistance. Late May, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 14.65%. Late April DEA price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

DEA stock chart (weekly)

DEA stock price history

DEA stock went public on February 6th, 2015 with a price of $12.971. Since then, DEA stock surged a 61.70%, with an average of 15.40% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in DEA stock in 2015, it would worth $617.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

DEA stock historical price chart

DEA stock reached all-time highs on September/18 with a price of $21.38.

DEA stock price target is $20.70

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we found 3 price targets for Easterly Government Properties stock:
DEA stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-12SunTrust BanksRaises Targetn/a$22.00-
2019-8-6Raymond JamesRaises Target$19.50$21.007.7%
2019-3-29CitigroupLowers Target$20.00$19.00-5%
(in average)$19.80$20.705.0%
Moving in a range from $22.00 and $19.00, the price target for DEA stock is $20.70. In average, analysts' outlook on DEA price target is positive, upgrading the prediction by a 5.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Easterly Government Properties let down analysts on February when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.01 when the analysts' forecast was $0.31.
DEA earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-03-010.320.320.0%
2018-Q12018-05-080.320.31-3.1%
2018-Q22018-08-070.30.29-3.3%
2018-Q32018-11-050.270.270.0%
2018-Q42019-02-280.310.01-96.8%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an exceptional growth of 22.90% to $160.59 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained steady a 0.15% to 3.55%.

DEA annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2012$0.91 M-$-18.92 M-2079.1%-
2013$1.33 M46.15%$9.01 M677.4%-147.62%
2013$4.01 M201.50%$-4.31 M-107.5%-147.84%
2014$3.14 M-21.70%$40 M1260.2%-1,018.10%
2014$6.32 M101.40%$2.40 M37.9%-93.94%
2015$3.75 M-40.70%$31 M827.5%1,195.08%
2015$71 M1,803.41%$-1.69 M-2.4%-105.46%
2016$105 M46.57%$3.42 M3.3%-301.59%
2017$131 M24.90%$4.45 M3.4%30.25%
2018$161 M22.90%$5.70 M3.6%28.24%

Quarterly financial results

Easterly Government Properties reported $48.21 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 22.24% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $0.59 M with a profit margin of 1.22%. Profit margin declined a -4.24% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.46%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Easterly Government Properties sales marked an amazing gain and boosted a 32.71%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Easterly Government Properties posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
DEA quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$28 M-$1.06 M3.8%-
2017-Q2$28 M1.51%$0.80 M2.8%-24.62%
2017-Q3$34 M19.64%$0.78 M2.3%-2.13%
2017-Q4$36 M7.29%$1.29 M3.5%64.58%
2018-Q1$36 M-1.52%$1.52 M4.2%18.03%
2018-Q2$37 M2.17%$1.44 M3.9%-5.20%
2018-Q3$39 M7.90%$2.16 M5.5%49.65%
2018-Q4$48 M22.24%$0.59 M1.2%-72.62%

Easterly Government Properties ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Easterly Government Properties shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.59% of all shares.

Bearish positions for DEA stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

DEAUE
Market cap$1.6 B$2.4 B
Total shares78.4 M121.2 M
Float shares78.0 M116.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)108.1%85.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.6%4.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%

DEA summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$20.91
Close$20.97
Day range$20.87 - $21.04
Previous close$20.94
Session gain0.14%
Average true range$0.32
50d mov avg$19.73
100d mov avg$18.89
200d mov avg$17.88
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb02c

Easterly Government Properties performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Easterly Government Properties, the comparison is made against Array.
Stock3m6m12m
DEAEasterly Governme...15.92%20.52%12.38%
UE9.59%7.17%-8.13%

Easterly Government Properties competitors

Choosing a list of competitors for Easterly Government Properties it's a hard job. We selected just one public company that in our opinion is related to and can be considered Easterly Government Properties competitor: