News coverage about Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Meta Financial Group earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.172680150359 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) to Announce $0.64 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Meta Financial Group, Inc. : CASH-US: Dividend Analysis : December 08th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : December 11, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Meta Financial Group (CASH) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- Did Meta Financial Group Inc’s (CASH) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ CASH) opened at $92.95 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 0.55 and a quick ratio of 0.55. The stock has a market cap of $876.27, a PE ratio of 12.93 and a beta of 0.90. Meta Financial Group has a fifty-two week low of $60.70 and a fifty-two week high of $106.90.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be given a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. Meta Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 10.86%.
Several analysts have issued reports on CASH shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Meta Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Meta Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of Meta Financial Group in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price target on shares of Meta Financial Group in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, B. Riley raised shares of Meta Financial Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Meta Financial Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $95.75.
In other news, Director Frederick V. Moore acquired 1,393 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $71.70 per share, with a total value of $99,878.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 100 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,170. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Frederick V. Moore sold 450 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.75, for a total transaction of $32,287.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,175. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 5.40% of the company’s stock.
Meta Financial Group Company Profile
Meta Financial Group, Inc is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company operates through its banking subsidiary, MetaBank (the Bank). Its segments include Payments, Banking, and Corporate Services/Other. MetaBank is both a community-oriented financial institution offering a range of financial services to meet the needs of the communities it serves and a payments company providing services on a nationwide basis.
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