DEA stock: buy or sell?
February 26th, 2020
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.
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Currently, 2 buy setups work for Easterly Government Properties stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Easterly Government Properties stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for DEA stock for the last month.
DEA stock analysis
After several days of continuous hikes in past weeks, Easterly Government Properties stepped up 0.69% to $24.86.
After several days of continuous hikes in past weeks, Easterly Government Properties stepped up 0.69% to $24.86. On Friday, DEA hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Feb 18th tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. Since price and SMA50d lines crossed up on Jan/13, DEA climbed $1.90 (8.28%).
After climbing for 4 weeks, this week Easterly Government Properties slightly fell an unpleasant -1.62%, closing at $24.86.
In a weekly time frame, Easterly Government Properties stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, DEA might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last price record Easterly Government Properties marked last week. Since late May 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, DEA price gained $6.78 per share (37.50%). Late April 2019 DEA price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.
DEA stock price history
DEA stock went public on February 6th, 2015 with a price of $12.821. Since then, DEA stock surged a 93.90%, with an average of 18.80% per year. If you had invested right after DEA's IPO a $1,000 in DEA stock in 2015, it would worth $939.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
DEA stock historical price chart
DEA stock reached all-time highs on Friday with a price of $25.36.
DEA stock price targetNobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for Easterly Government Properties stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per Share, Easterly Government Properties failed to meet the forecasts of the analysts and posted a chilling EPS of $0.01 per share when experts were expecting $0.31.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Easterly Government Properties annual turnover boosted an amazing 22.90% to $160.59 M dollars from $130.67 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed constant a 0.15% to 3.55%.
|2012||$0.91 M||-||$-18.92 M-2079.1%||-|
|2013||$1.33 M||46.15%||$9.01 M677.4%||-147.62%|
|2013||$4.01 M||201.50%||$-4.31 M-107.5%||-147.84%|
|2014||$3.14 M||-21.70%||$40 M1260.2%||-1,018.10%|
|2014||$6.32 M||101.40%||$2.40 M37.9%||-93.94%|
|2015||$3.75 M||-40.70%||$31 M827.5%||1,195.08%|
|2015||$71 M||1,803.41%||$-1.69 M-2.4%||-105.46%|
|2016||$105 M||46.57%||$3.42 M3.3%||-301.59%|
|2017||$131 M||24.90%||$4.45 M3.4%||30.25%|
|2018||$161 M||22.90%||$5.70 M3.6%||28.24%|
Quarterly financial resultsEasterly Government Properties reported $48.21 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 22.24% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $0.59 M with a profit margin of 1.22%. Profit margin slightly fell a -4.24% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.46%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Easterly Government Properties sales marked a dazzling increase and rocketed a 32.71%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Easterly Government Properties posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$28 M||-||$1.06 M3.8%||-|
|2017-Q2||$28 M||1.51%||$0.80 M2.8%||-24.62%|
|2017-Q3||$34 M||19.64%||$0.78 M2.3%||-2.13%|
|2017-Q4||$36 M||7.29%||$1.29 M3.5%||64.58%|
|2018-Q1||$36 M||-1.52%||$1.52 M4.2%||18.03%|
|2018-Q2||$37 M||2.17%||$1.44 M3.9%||-5.20%|
|2018-Q3||$39 M||7.90%||$2.16 M5.5%||49.65%|
|2018-Q4||$48 M||22.24%||$0.59 M1.2%||-72.62%|
Easterly Government Properties ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Easterly Government Properties, 0.50% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for DEA stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$1.9 B|
|Total shares||74.8 M|
|Float shares||73.4 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||101.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.5%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Wednesday, February 26th, 2020|
|Day range||$24.67 - $25.01|
|Average true range||$0.33|
|50d mov avg||$23.97|
|100d mov avg||$23.14|
|200d mov avg||$21.05|
Easterly Government Properties performanceTo better understand Easterly Government Properties performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for Easterly Government Properties stock.