Geo Group Inc ( GEO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.57 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GEO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that GEO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $37.74, the dividend yield is 6.04%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GEO was $37.74, representing a -0.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.10 and a 25.34% increase over the 52 week low of $30.11.
GEO is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). GEO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.73. Zacks Investment Research reports GEO's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -4.88%, compared to an industry average of 9.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GEO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GEO as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Financials Portfolio ( PSCF )
- WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund ( DGRS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DGRS with an decrease of -3.15% over the last 100 days. PSCF has the highest percent weighting of GEO at 1.73%.
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