Easterly Government Properties, Inc. ( DEA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 06, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 23, 2016. Shareholders who purchased DEA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.55% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $18.64, the dividend yield is 4.94%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DEA was $18.64, representing a -2.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.07 and a 22.23% increase over the 52 week low of $15.25.
DEA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). DEA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.07. Zacks Investment Research reports DEA's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 18.27%, compared to an industry average of 5.4%.
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