Geo Group, Inc. (GEO) is looking forward to a strong quarter

With 3.91 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 2.69 million shares. During the session, the Security & Protection Services company that operates in wider Industrials sector, reached to the highest price of $13.16 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $12.515. The 52-week range on GEO shows that it touched its highest point at $16.31 and its lowest point at $6.94 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $19.25. GEO paid its most recent dividend on 1611273600, while the ex-dividend date for that was 1611273600. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.62.

Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of GEO was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -6.54%, but this was down by -16.27% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 14.40% while six-month performance rose 36.67%. The stock gained 51.67% in the past year, while it has gained 17.36% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for GEO yields 0.68 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.28. For the next quarter, that number is 0.26. This implies an EPS growth rate of 5.96% for this year and 27.48% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 15.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -9.73%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 136.31 million GEO shares are outstanding with a float of 128.96 million shares on hand for trading. On 2024-04-30, short shares totaled 19.21 million, which was 1519.0000000000002 higher than short shares on 1711584000. In addition to Dr. George C. Zoley Ph.D. as the firm’s Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board, Mr. Brian R. Evans serves as its Chief Executive Officer.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 0.78559 of GEO’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company.

An Overview of Recent Financials:

Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. In its fiscal quarter reported on 2024-03-31, GEO reported revenue of $605672000.0 and operating income of $79562000.0. The EBITDA in the recently reported quarter was $113401000.0 and diluted EPS was $0.14.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for GEO since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.