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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GEO. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 37, which equates to a potential upside of 23.54 percent. The minimum price target given was 32, implying potential capital losses of 6.84 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.56 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.32 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GEO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 53.22 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of GEO is 0.44.

GEO has a 52-week high of 34.32 and a 52-week low of 10.84. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 176.29 percent, and below the high by 12.73 percent. GEO has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.