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 potential capital gains of 23.54 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, which equates to a potential downside of 6.84 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.56 percent. 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 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.

GEO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 53.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.76 billion. GEO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.