News coverage about Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Meta Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.5557662565761 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Meta Financial Group (CASH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Meta Financial Group, Inc.® to Announce Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Earnings and Host Conference Call on April 30, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- BidaskClub Lowers Meta Financial Group (CASH) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $136.31 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- $4.13 Earnings Per Share Expected for Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
NASDAQ CASH opened at $112.70 on Tuesday. Meta Financial Group has a 52-week low of $60.70 and a 52-week high of $117.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The firm has a market cap of $1,093.31, a PE ratio of 15.49 and a beta of 1.13.
Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The savings and loans company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.25. Meta Financial Group had a net margin of 16.20% and a return on equity of 16.05%. The company had revenue of $58.46 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.47 million. equities analysts expect that Meta Financial Group will post 7.69 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 12th were paid a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 9th. Meta Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 7.38%.
A number of research firms have recently issued reports on CASH. B. Riley lifted their price objective on shares of Meta Financial Group from $100.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, March 26th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Lake Street Capital began coverage on shares of Meta Financial Group in a report on Monday, January 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $120.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on shares of Meta Financial Group in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Meta Financial Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $117.00.
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Meta Financial Group Company Profile
Meta Financial Group, Inc operates as the holding company for MetaBank that offers various banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, financial institutions, and other businesses. It provides various deposit products, such as statement savings accounts, money market savings accounts, and NOW and regular checking accounts, as well as deposits related to prepaid cards, which primarily include checking accounts and certificate accounts.
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