News stories about The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The GEO Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0800887298471 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- The GEO Group Inc (GEO) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Chartists Placing Geo Group Inc (GEO) on Their Radar as Shares Move 0.01 – SCY News (scynews.com)
- Why Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Stock Might be a Great Pick (finance.yahoo.com)
- Harfang Acquires the Lac Fagnant Property and Enters Into a Joint Venture Agreement With Kenorland Minerals (marketwired.com)
GEO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of The GEO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. TheStreet raised shares of The GEO Group from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.83.
The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by ($0.13). The GEO Group had a net margin of 7.05% and a return on equity of 14.85%. equities research analysts anticipate that The GEO Group will post 1.94 earnings per share for the current year.
In other The GEO Group 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 transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.
About The GEO Group
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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