DEA stock: buy or sell?

DEA stock price: $24.86 0.69% At close on February 26th, 2020

Updated on:
February 26th, 2020

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Easterly Government Properties stepped up 0.69% today to $24.86 after topping to all time highs on Friday.

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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Currently, 2 buy setups work for Easterly Government Properties stock right 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?

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

Daily outlook

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%).

DEA stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 target

Nobody 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.
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

In 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%.

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% 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.
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 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:

DEA
Market cap$1.9 B
Total shares74.8 M
Float shares73.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)101.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

DEA summary

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Open$24.78
Close$24.86
Day range$24.67 - $25.01
Previous close$24.69
Session gain0.69%
Average true range$0.33
50d mov avg$23.97
100d mov avg$23.14
200d mov avg$21.05
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

Easterly Government Properties performance

To 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.
Stock3m6m12m
DEAEasterly Governme...6.88%23.87%49.49%

Easterly Government Properties competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Easterly Government Properties competitor. This doesn't mean Easterly Government Properties does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.