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Should You Be Holding Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA)?

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Building up an investment case requires looking at a stock holistically. Today I've chosen to put the spotlight on Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) due to its excellent fundamentals in more than one area. DEA is a company with a a strong track record of dividend payments as well as an optimistic growth outlook. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Easterly Government Properties here.

Reasonable growth potential average dividend payer

DEA is an attractive stock for growth-seeking investors, with an expected earnings growth of 34% in the upcoming year. This growth in the bottom-line is bolstered by an impressive top-line expansion of 52% over the same period, which is a sustainable driver of high-quality earnings, as opposed to pure cost-cutting activities.

NYSE:DEA Past and Future Earnings, May 2nd 2019

DEA's high dividend payments make it one of the best dividend stocks on the market, and it has also been able to maintain it at a level in which net income is able to cover dividend payments.

NYSE:DEA Historical Dividend Yield, May 2nd 2019

Next Steps:

For Easterly Government Properties, I've put together three key factors you should look at:

  1. Historical Performance: What has DEA's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  2. Valuation: What is DEA worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether DEA is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of DEA? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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