Analyst Ratings for GEO Group Inc. (GEO)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of GEO Group Inc. (NYSE:GEO) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, GEO was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

GEO was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 37, implying a possible profit of 23.54 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, implying potential capital losses of 6.84 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.56 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.32 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GEO to grow at a rate of 53.22 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. GEO has a PEG ratio of 0.44.

GEO has a 52-week high of 34.32 and a 52-week low of 10.84. Currently the stock is 176.29 percent higher than its low, and 12.73 percent below the high. GEO has a price/earnings ratio of 23.52. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GEO value stock report compares GEO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GEO is $3.76 billion. GEO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.