Geo Group Inc (The) (GEO) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Geo Group Inc (The) (NYSE:GEO) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Geo Group Inc (The) earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3358930979851 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

GEO has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Geo Group Inc (The) from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Geo Group Inc (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Geo Group Inc (The) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity set a $35.00 price target on shares of Geo Group Inc (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.83.

Shares of Geo Group Inc (NYSE GEO) traded up $0.07 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $25.86. 382,264 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,056,856. Geo Group Inc has a one year low of $21.14 and a one year high of $34.32. The stock has a market cap of $3,200.00, a PE ratio of 10.52, a PEG ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 1.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.27.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 30th. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd were paid a dividend of $0.47 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. This represents a $1.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.27%. Geo Group Inc (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 138.24%.

In related news, Director Christopher C. Wheeler sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.09, for a total transaction of $37,635.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Geo Group Inc (The) Company Profile

The GEO Group, Inc is a real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in the ownership, leasing and management of correctional, detention and re-entry facilities and the provision of community-based services and youth services in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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