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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is being investigated for alleged corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Stock market today: World markets are mixed and Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, on eve of China congress
China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market as annual congress convenes
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Arkhouse and Brigade up Macy's takeover offer to $6.6 billion following rejection of previous deal
OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is being investigated for alleged corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Stock market today: World markets are mixed and Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, on eve of China congress
China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market as annual congress convenes
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Arkhouse and Brigade up Macy's takeover offer to $6.6 billion following rejection of previous deal
OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
The former chairman of the state-owned Bank of Beijing is being investigated for alleged corruption
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Stock market today: World markets are mixed and Japan's Nikkei tops 40,000, on eve of China congress
China seeks ways to revive slowing economy and salvage property market as annual congress convenes
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Arkhouse and Brigade up Macy's takeover offer to $6.6 billion following rejection of previous deal
OPEC+ production cuts deepen with extensions from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil giants

Easterly Government Properties (DEA) Competitors

$11.94
+0.14 (+1.19%)
(As of 03/1/2024 08:51 PM ET)

DEA vs. MFA, ALX, ELME, AIV, PMT, FBRT, NTST, ALEX, SVC, and CIM

Should you be buying Easterly Government Properties stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Easterly Government Properties include MFA Financial (MFA), Alexander's (ALX), Elme Communities (ELME), Apartment Investment and Management (AIV), PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT), Franklin BSP Realty Trust (FBRT), NETSTREIT (NTST), Alexander & Baldwin (ALEX), Service Properties Trust (SVC), and Chimera Investment (CIM). These companies are all part of the "real estate investment trusts" industry.

Easterly Government Properties vs.

MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) and Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, media sentiment, earnings, institutional ownership, community ranking, valuation, dividends and profitability.

MFA Financial currently has a consensus target price of $12.08, indicating a potential upside of 7.60%. Easterly Government Properties has a consensus target price of $14.67, indicating a potential upside of 22.84%. Given MFA Financial's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Easterly Government Properties is more favorable than MFA Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MFA Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.71
Easterly Government Properties
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

In the previous week, Easterly Government Properties had 7 more articles in the media than MFA Financial. MarketBeat recorded 14 mentions for Easterly Government Properties and 7 mentions for MFA Financial. Easterly Government Properties' average media sentiment score of 0.92 beat MFA Financial's score of 0.12 indicating that MFA Financial is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
MFA Financial
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Easterly Government Properties
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

MFA Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Easterly Government Properties. MFA Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Easterly Government Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
MFA Financial$605.60M1.89$80.16M$0.4028.08
Easterly Government Properties$287.23M4.26$31.47M$0.1962.85

MFA Financial has a net margin of 13.24% compared to MFA Financial's net margin of 6.55%. Easterly Government Properties' return on equity of 9.44% beat MFA Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MFA Financial13.24% 9.44% 1.82%
Easterly Government Properties 6.55%1.32%0.66%

MFA Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.5%. Easterly Government Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.9%. MFA Financial pays out 350.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Easterly Government Properties pays out 557.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. MFA Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

57.8% of MFA Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.7% of Easterly Government Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of MFA Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of Easterly Government Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

MFA Financial has a beta of 2.11, meaning that its share price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Easterly Government Properties has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

MFA Financial received 58 more outperform votes than Easterly Government Properties when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 59.64% of users gave Easterly Government Properties an outperform vote while only 57.91% of users gave MFA Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
MFA FinancialOutperform Votes
355
57.91%
Underperform Votes
258
42.09%
Easterly Government PropertiesOutperform Votes
297
59.64%
Underperform Votes
201
40.36%

Summary

MFA Financial beats Easterly Government Properties on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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DEA vs. The Competition

MetricEasterly Government PropertiesReal estate investment trusts IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$1.22B$6.75B$7.95B$17.41B
Dividend Yield8.88%6.82%10.70%3.55%
P/E Ratio62.8535.4855.3722.11
Price / Sales4.266.303,576.476.73
Price / Cash11.0313.4628.2318.47
Price / Book0.872.402.574.77
Net Income$31.47M$155.93M$799.75M$856.70M
7 Day Performance5.06%3.73%1.02%3.10%
1 Month Performance-1.40%2.09%2.83%4.61%
1 Year Performance-21.14%-5.99%13.90%5.27%

Easterly Government Properties Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MFA
MFA Financial
1.8088 of 5 stars
$10.85
-0.4%
$12.08
+11.4%
+5.8%$1.11B$605.60M24.65349Positive News
ALX
Alexander's
1.2975 of 5 stars
$215.37
+0.8%
N/A+7.6%$1.10B$224.96M10.7892Short Interest ↓
ELME
Elme Communities
2.972 of 5 stars
$12.95
-0.6%
$16.67
+28.7%
-29.6%$1.14B$227.91M-21.22243Short Interest ↑
AIV
Apartment Investment and Management
0 of 5 stars
$7.26
+1.3%
N/A-2.2%$1.06B$186.99M-6.2162
PMT
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust
3.7482 of 5 stars
$13.83
+0.1%
$14.58
+5.5%
+8.8%$1.20B$279.90M8.591Short Interest ↓
Positive News
FBRT
Franklin BSP Realty Trust
2.9337 of 5 stars
$12.65
-0.1%
$14.63
+15.6%
-3.6%$1.04B$263.95M8.97N/AShort Interest ↓
NTST
NETSTREIT
0.2112 of 5 stars
$16.76
-1.1%
$18.22
+8.7%
-14.7%$1.23B$131.90M152.3830
ALEX
Alexander & Baldwin
3.1341 of 5 stars
$16.97
-0.2%
$20.00
+17.9%
-13.9%$1.23B$230.50M-31.43144Dividend Increase
Analyst Revision
SVC
Service Properties Trust
3.9038 of 5 stars
$7.47
+0.7%
$9.25
+23.8%
-40.4%$1.24B$1.86B-57.46N/A
CIM
Chimera Investment
4.7984 of 5 stars
$4.37
+0.2%
$6.00
+37.3%
-31.1%$990.94M$772.90M19.0039Short Interest ↑

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This page (NYSE:DEA) was last updated on 3/4/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff