Jefferies Starts Easterly Government Properties (DEA) at Buy

October 5, 2016 6:58 AM EDT
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Price: $20.10 +1.01%

Rating Summary:
    2 Buy, 3 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 12 | Down: 22 | New: 54
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Jefferies initiates coverage on Easterly Government Properties (NYSE: DEA) with a Buy rating and a price target of $22.00.

Analyst Jonathan Petersen commented, "We expect DEA’s focus on a specific subset of federal government leased properties will result in more stable and predictable earnings, relative to Office REIT peers. Growth is driven through acquisitions in a niche market with a total value of $20B. Finally, given the counter-cyclical nature of government expansion, DEA should improve risk-adjusted returns in a diversified REIT portfolio. Jefferies was book manager in DEA's June 2016 equity offering."

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Shares of Easterly Government Properties closed at $18.40 yesterday.

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