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 price target was 37, implying a possible profit of 23.54 percent. The minimum price target given was 32, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.56 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.32 percent in FY estimates.

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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 below the high by 12.73 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.76 billion. GEO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.