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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

The Geo Group

(NYSE:

GEO

) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $16.81, below its previous 52-week low of $16.89 with 22,605 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 672,100 shares over the past 30 days.

The Geo Group has a market cap of $1.06 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are down 30.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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The GEO Group, Inc. provides government-outsourced services specializing in the management of correctional, detention, mental health, residential treatment, and re-entry facilities in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 13, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates The Geo Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full

The Geo Group Ratings Report

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