Wedbush raised the price target for the The GEO Group Inc. (NYSE:GEO) stock to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on June 08, 2021. The research report from JP Morgan has downgraded the stock from Overweight to Neutral, with a price target set at $26. The stock was initiated by JP Morgan, who disclosed in a research note on July 14, 2017, to Overweight and set the price objective to $35. In their research brief published March 08, 2017, Canaccord Genuity analysts reiterated the The GEO Group Inc. stock to Buy with a price target of $50.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of The GEO Group Inc. (NYSE:GEO) dipped -5.04% to close Thursday’s market session at $8.10, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $8.09 and $8.49 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3095362 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 7.15 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -2.64% within the last five trades and 18.77% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 10.96% in the last 6 months and 34.11% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. GEO stock is trading at a margin of 8.20%, 11.32% and 5.69% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, GEO deals in the Real Estate domain. The stock is trading -32.22 percent below its 52-week high and 63.30 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -13.98. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does The GEO Group Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 10.80 percent and the profit margin is 6.20 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 25.80 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $985.53 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for The GEO Group Inc. (NYSE:GEO) is 6.78. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 4.71. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.43 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.99, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 1.50 percent of The GEO Group Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 78.10 percent are held by financial institutions. Black James H., the SVP & Pres, Secure Services at The GEO Group Inc. (GEO) has sold 2,909 shares of firm on Aug 17 at a price of $8.49 against the total amount of $24700.0. In another inside trade, ZOLEY GEORGE C, Chairman & CEO of The GEO Group Inc. (NYSE:GEO) bought 166,644 shares of the firm on Jun 15 for a total worth of $1.12 million at a price of $6.75. An inside trade which took place on Aug 25, Director of The GEO Group Inc. FOREMAN ANNE N sold 3,500 shares of firm against total price of $38920.0 at the cost of $11.12 per share.