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How to buy Easterly Government Properties stock

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Easterly Government Properties, Inc is a reit-office business based in the US. Easterly Government Properties shares (DEA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Easterly Government Properties employs 45 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Easterly Government Properties share price

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Easterly Government Properties shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$20.14 - $25.69
50-day moving average $21.28
200-day moving average $21.87
Wall St. target price$25.75
PE ratio 142.953
Dividend yield $1.04 (4.86%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.15

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Is Easterly Government Properties under- or over-valued?

Valuing Easterly Government Properties stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Easterly Government Properties's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Easterly Government Properties's P/E ratio

Easterly Government Properties's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 143x. In other words, Easterly Government Properties shares trade at around 143x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Easterly Government Properties's EBITDA

Easterly Government Properties's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $143 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Easterly Government Properties's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Easterly Government Properties financials

Revenue TTM $245.1 million
Operating margin TTM 22.48%
Gross profit TTM $169.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.47%
Return on equity TTM 1.08%
Profit margin 4.88%
Book value $14.08
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Easterly Government Properties shares

There are currently 4.2 million Easterly Government Properties shares held short by investors – that's known as Easterly Government Properties's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 4.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Easterly Government Properties shares can be evaluated.

Easterly Government Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Easterly Government Properties's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Easterly Government Properties shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Easterly Government Properties shares traded daily (recently around 914250). Easterly Government Properties's SIR currently stands at 4.64. In other words for every 100,000 Easterly Government Properties shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4640 shares are currently held short.

However Easterly Government Properties's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Easterly Government Properties shares, or, against the total number of tradable Easterly Government Properties shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Easterly Government Properties's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Easterly Government Properties shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0708% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Easterly Government Properties shares, roughly 71 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Easterly Government Properties.

Find out more about how you can short Easterly Government Properties stock.

Easterly Government Properties share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 83.87% of net profits

Recently Easterly Government Properties has paid out, on average, around 83.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.86% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Easterly Government Properties shareholders could enjoy a 4.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Easterly Government Properties's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 per share.

Easterly Government Properties's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Easterly Government Properties's most recent dividend payout was on 16 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Easterly Government Properties share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Easterly Government Properties's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.1429 up to $25.688. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Easterly Government Properties's is 0.4308. This would suggest that Easterly Government Properties's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Easterly Government Properties overview

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. S. Government. Easterly's experienced management team brings specialized insight into the strategy and needs of mission-critical U.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Easterly Government Properties is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.349% of Easterly Government Properties shares are held by insiders and 98.509% by institutions.
How many people work for Easterly Government Properties?
Latest data suggests 45 work at Easterly Government Properties.
When does the fiscal year end for Easterly Government Properties?
Easterly Government Properties's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Easterly Government Properties based?
Easterly Government Properties's address is: 2101 L Street NW, Washington, DC, United States, 20037
What is Easterly Government Properties's ISIN number?
Easterly Government Properties's international securities identification number is: US27616P1030
What is Easterly Government Properties's CUSIP number?
Easterly Government Properties's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 27616P103

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