Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for The GEO Group Inc. (GEO)


The GEO Group Inc. (NYSE:GEO) went down by -5.56% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $18.42. The company’s stock price has collected 4.17% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 11/09/20 that National Federation of Federal Employees and GEO Group Announce Reentry Success DC Program for Returning Citizens

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Is It Worth Investing in The GEO Group Inc. (NYSE :GEO) Right Now?

The GEO Group Inc. (NYSE:GEO) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 7.31 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for GEO is at 0.83. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 1 who provided ratings for The GEO Group Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 0 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $16.50. GEO currently public float of 117.24M and currently shorts hold a 4.52% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of GEO was 2.20M shares.

GEO’s Market Performance

GEO stocks went up by 4.17% for the week, with a monthly drop of -24.58% and a quarterly performance of -23.84%, while its annual performance rate touched -41.50%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 6.89% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.55% for The GEO Group Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -6.81% for GEO stocks with a simple moving average of -29.80% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of GEO

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for GEO stocks, with Noble Capital Markets repeating the rating for GEO by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for GEO in the upcoming period, according to Noble Capital Markets is $15 based on the research report published on June 29th of the current year 2020.

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see GEO reach a price target of $26. The rating they have provided for GEO stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on February 15th, 2019.

JP Morgan gave a rating of “Overweight” to GEO, setting the target price at $35 in the report published on July 14th of the previous year.

GEO Trading at -17.94% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought GEO to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -53.85% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.55%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 6.89%, as shares sank -21.88% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -23.35% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, GEO rose by +4.17%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -47.66% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $9.00. In addition, The GEO Group Inc. saw -48.83% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at GEO starting from FOREMAN ANNE N, who sale 3,500 shares at the price of $11.12 back on Aug 25. After this action, FOREMAN ANNE N now owns 15,000 shares of The GEO Group Inc., valued at $38,920 using the latest closing price.

GLANTON RICHARD H, the Director of The GEO Group Inc., sale 2,838 shares at $10.88 during a trade that took place back on Aug 10, which means that GLANTON RICHARD H is holding 2,177 shares at $30,863 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for GEO

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +6.03 for the present operating margin
  • +19.63 for the gross margin

The net margin for The GEO Group Inc. stands at +6.72. The total capital return value is set at 3.90, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.58. Equity return is now at value 15.50, with 3.50 for asset returns.

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Based on The GEO Group Inc. (GEO), the company’s capital structure generated 287.73 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 74.21. Total debt to assets is 66.43, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 282.67. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 72.90.

When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.93, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.60. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.03 and the total asset turnover is 0.58.

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