SunTrust lifts Easterly Government Properties Inc. [DEA] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Easterly Government Properties Inc. [NYSE: DEA] price plunged by -4.40 percent to reach at -$1.09. A sum of 1230808 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 917.05K shares. Easterly Government Properties Inc. shares reached a high of $24.4607 and dropped to a low of $23.62 until finishing in the latest session at $23.67.

The one-year DEA stock forecast points to a potential upside of 15.16. The average equity rating for DEA stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Easterly Government Properties Inc. [DEA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DEA shares is $27.90 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DEA stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

SunTrust have made an estimate for Easterly Government Properties Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on January 16, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on January 07, 2020, representing the official price target for Easterly Government Properties Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $25, while Compass Point analysts kept a Buy rating on DEA stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Easterly Government Properties Inc. is set at 0.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for DEA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.87. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.69, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.19. Price to Free Cash Flow for DEA in the course of the last twelve months was 25.61.

DEA Stock Performance Analysis:

Easterly Government Properties Inc. [DEA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.88. With this latest performance, DEA shares dropped by -5.96% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.37% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 28.29% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for DEA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 37.83, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.09, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.59 for Easterly Government Properties Inc. [DEA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 25.87, while it was recorded at 24.84 for the last single week of trading, and 23.62 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Easterly Government Properties Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Easterly Government Properties Inc. [DEA] shares currently have an operating margin of +0.92 and a Gross Margin at +26.69. Easterly Government Properties Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.29.

Return on Total Capital for DEA is now 0.10, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.39. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.72, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.35. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Easterly Government Properties Inc. [DEA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 84.87. Additionally, DEA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 45.91, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 40.40. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 84.53, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 45.73.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Easterly Government Properties Inc. [DEA] managed to generate an average of $191,568 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.64 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.11.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Easterly Government Properties Inc. posted 0.08/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.01/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 700.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for DEA.

Easterly Government Properties Inc. [DEA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $1,785 million, or 99.80% of DEA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DEA stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 12,940,132, which is approximately -1.745% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 8,739,696 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $216.4 million in DEA stocks shares; and ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN L.P., currently with $109.16 million in DEA stock with ownership of nearly 1.243% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Easterly Government Properties Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 131 institutional holders increased their position in Easterly Government Properties Inc. [NYSE:DEA] by around 6,291,227 shares. Additionally, 95 investors decreased positions by around 6,973,722 shares, while 33 investors held positions by with 58,823,561 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 72,088,510 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DEA stock had 35 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,064,739 shares, while 24 institutional investors sold positions of 2,827,307 shares during the same period.

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