Geo Group Inc ( GEO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.7 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 27, 2017. Shareholders who purchased GEO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.69% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of GEO was $44.57, representing a -0.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.85 and a 174.11% increase over the 52 week low of $16.26.
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 $1.93. Zacks Investment Research reports GEO's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -12.65%, compared to an industry average of 2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GEO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GEO as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ( KBWY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWY with an increase of 8.2% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GEO at 10.87%.