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Current Fundamentals: Geo Group Inc REIT (NYSE: GEO)

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Geo Group Inc REIT is in the REITs industry and is part of the real estate sector. The company CEO is George C. Zoley. The GEO Group Inc is a healthcare facility real estate investment trust. It is engaged in ownership, leasing and management of correctional, detention and re-entry facilities, and the provision of community based services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GEO stock showed a previous change of 1.41% with an open at 21.39 and a close of 21.60. It reached an intraday high of 21.61 and a low of 21.16.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.6b with 121.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 119.5m shares. Trading volume reached 349,204 shares compared to its average volume of 686,859 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Geo Group Inc REIT shares returned 2.03% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -7.06%. Over three months, it changed -7.25%. In one year it has changed 2.52% and within that year its 52-week high was 28.06 and its 52-week low was 18.43. GEO stock is 17.20% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 23.26 and a 50 day moving average of 21.84. Currently GEO stock is trading -7.15% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.21 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.85. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.52. The TTM EPS is 2.49, which comes to a TTM PE of 8.67. Historically, the PE high was 27.80 and the PE low was 8.60. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 21.43, which is a decrease of -0.81%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.65
06-30-2018:  0.60
03-31-2018:  0.57
12-31-2017:  0.67

The dividend per share is currently 1.88, which is a dividend yield of 8.83%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 45.49, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 52.51%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.90% of insider ownership and 133.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,544,255, which is 1.27% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.02. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.44

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.90%, return on assets is 3.44%, profit margin is 6.44%, price-to-sales is 1.50 and price-to-book is 2.40.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 0  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.