Media stories about Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) have trended positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Meta Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on CASH shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $121.00 price target on shares of Meta Financial Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Meta Financial Group in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Meta Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th.
Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) opened at 83.80 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $86.35 and its 200 day moving average is $90.71. Meta Financial Group has a 52-week low of $48.87 and a 52-week high of $106.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $783.45 million, a P/E ratio of 15.41 and a beta of 0.98.
Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The savings and loans company reported $4.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.96 by $0.15. Meta Financial Group had a net margin of 16.09% and a return on equity of 10.95%. The firm had revenue of $116.14 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $118.38 million. Equities analysts anticipate that Meta Financial Group will post $5.40 EPS for the current year.
In other Meta Financial Group news, Director Elizabeth G. Hoople purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $83.63 per share, for a total transaction of $83,630.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $334,520. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman J Tyler Haahr sold 5,000 shares of Meta Financial Group stock in a transaction on Monday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.80, for a total transaction of $424,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 15,000 shares of company stock worth $1,289,650 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 6.06% of the company’s stock.
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About Meta Financial Group
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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