Analysts Anticipate Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) to Post $0.63 Earnings Per Share

Shares of Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokerages have set a one year consensus target price of $55.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.63 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Meta Financial Group an industry rank of 45 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research firms have weighed in on CASH. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 3rd. Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 13th.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) opened at 45.93 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $377.54 million and a PE ratio of 17.27. The company has a 50-day moving average of $45.01 and a 200-day moving average of $44.61. Meta Financial Group has a 52 week low of $32.02 and a 52 week high of $53.51.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 30th. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.07. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Meta Financial Group will post $3.76 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 8th were paid a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 4th.

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Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) is a unitary savings and loan holding company whose primary subsidiary is the Bank. The principal business of the Bank has consisted of attracting retail deposits from the general public and investing those funds in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, commercial and multi-family real estate, agricultural operations and real estate, construction, and consumer and commercial business loans. It focuses on two core businesses, regional Retail Banking business and Meta Payment Systems (MPS) division. The Retail Bank attracts retail deposits from the general public and uses those deposits, together with other borrowed funds, to originate and purchase residential and commercial mortgage loans, and to originate consumer, agricultural and other commercial loans. MPS division issues prepaid cards, designs consumer credit products, sponsors ATMs into various debit networks, and offers other payment industry products and services.

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