Geo Group Inc (The) (NYSE:GEO) Director Christopher C. Wheeler sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.09, for a total value of $37,635.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Geo Group Inc (GEO) traded down $0.07 on Friday, reaching $25.71. The company had a trading volume of 435,388 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,062,976. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,200.00, a P/E ratio of 10.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.50. Geo Group Inc has a 52-week low of $19.94 and a 52-week high of $34.32.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 30th. Investors of record on Monday, October 23rd were issued a $0.47 dividend. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. Geo Group Inc (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 138.24%.

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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on GEO shares. BidaskClub downgraded 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 Geo Group Inc (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded 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 Geo Group Inc (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Geo Group Inc (The) currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.83.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. KCG Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Geo Group Inc (The) in the first quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Geo Group Inc (The) by 54.0% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 4,344 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $126,000 after purchasing an additional 1,524 shares in the last quarter. Ffcm LLC boosted its holdings in Geo Group Inc (The) by 265.8% in the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 4,415 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $132,000 after purchasing an additional 3,208 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in Geo Group Inc (The) by 69.4% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,661 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $138,000 after purchasing an additional 1,909 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Geo Group Inc (The) by 201.8% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 6,639 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $196,000 after purchasing an additional 4,439 shares in the last quarter. 96.38% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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