Geo Group Inc ( GEO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 07, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.62 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 21, 2015. Shareholders who purchased GEO 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 $36.74, the dividend yield is 6.75%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GEO was $36.74, representing a -18.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.25 and a 13.01% increase over the 52 week low of $32.51.
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 $1.99. Zacks Investment Research reports GEO's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -.62%, compared to an industry average of 7.7%.
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 )
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XSLV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCF with an decrease of -2.6% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GEO at 1.91%.