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.

Several price targets were given for GEO by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 37, implying a possible profit of 23.54 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

GEO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 53.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GEO hit 34.32 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 10.84. Today's price is 176.29 percent above the 52-week low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.76 billion. GEO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.