DEA stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
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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These 2 buy setups match with Easterly Government Properties stock 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?
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.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-1-8||Raymond James||Market Perform||Outperform|
DEA stock analysis
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.
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 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 $20.70How 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-12||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||n/a||$22.00||-|
|2019-8-6||Raymond James||Raises Target||$19.50||$21.00||7.7%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareEasterly 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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%.
|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% 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.
|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 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:
|Market cap||$1.6 B||$2.4 B|
|Total shares||78.4 M||121.2 M|
|Float shares||78.0 M||116.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||108.1%||85.2%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.6%||4.6%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$20.87 - $21.04|
|Average true range||$0.32|
|50d mov avg||$19.73|
|100d mov avg||$18.89|
|200d mov avg||$17.88|
Easterly Government Properties performanceStocks 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.