Corrections Corp Of America (CXW) was Upgraded by SunTrust to ” Buy” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $20. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. SunTrust advised their investors in a research report released on Oct 12, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Corrections Corp Of America. Shares were Reiterated by SunTrust on Sep 1, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 20 from a previous price target of $34 .Shares were Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity on Aug 24, 2016 to “Hold” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 21 from a previous price target of $30 .Shares were Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity on Aug 5, 2016 to “Hold” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 30 from a previous price target of $34 .
On the company’s financial health, Corrections Corp Of America reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Aug 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.65. The company had revenue of $463.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $462.24 million. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 EPS.
Corrections Corp Of America closed down -0.05 points or -0.37% at $13.4 with 17,66,314 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $13.44, the shares hit an intraday low of $13.295 and an intraday high of $13.52 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.
In a different news, on Aug 24, 2016, Anne L Mariucci (director) purchased 5,000 shares at $19.26 per share price. According to the SEC, on Aug 22, 2016, Charles L Overby (director) purchased 5,000 shares at $19.85 per share price. On Aug 19, 2016, Mark A Emkes (director) purchased 10,000 shares at $17.19 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in owning operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and providing residential community re-entry and prisoner transportation services for governmental agencies. In addition to providing fundamental residential services the Companys facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and educational programs including basic education faith-based services life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. It also provides or makes available to offenders certain health care (including medical dental and mental health services) food services and work and recreational programs. The Companys customers consist of federal state and local correctional and detention authorities. The Company also provides transportation services to governmental agencies through its wholly owned TRS TransCor America LLC (TransCor).