Easterly Government Properties, Inc. ( DEA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 12, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 28, 2018. Shareholders who purchased DEA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.33% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of DEA was $19.83, representing a -11.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.32 and a 4.2% increase over the 52 week low of $19.03.
DEA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ) and Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ). DEA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.1. Zacks Investment Research reports DEA's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 5.56%, compared to an industry average of 2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to DEA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DEA as a top-10 holding:
- IQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF ( ROOF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is ROOF with an decrease of -14.92% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DEA at 0.85%.
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