Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Meta Financial Group (CASH) Share Price

News headlines about Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Meta Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.6299720643973 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. FBR & Co cut Meta Financial Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $95.00 target price for the company. in a report on Friday, July 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $121.00 target price on shares of Meta Financial Group in a report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub upgraded Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. ValuEngine cut Meta Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $104.33.

Shares of Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) traded up 2.22% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $76.00. The company had a trading volume of 29,201 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $72.84 and a 200 day moving average of $83.91. Meta Financial Group has a 52 week low of $59.52 and a 52 week high of $106.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $710.52 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.01 and a beta of 0.88.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.70%. Meta Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 9.81%.

In other Meta Financial Group news, Director Douglas J. Hajek sold 440 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.31, for a total transaction of $39,736.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 2,867 shares in the company, valued at $258,918.77. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman J Tyler Haahr sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.07, for a total value of $365,350.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 10,440 shares of company stock valued at $849,886 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 6.06% of the company’s stock.

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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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