Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) – Investment analysts at FBR & Co issued their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for Meta Financial Group in a report issued on Monday. FBR & Co analyst S. Moss anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.42 per share for the quarter. FBR & Co has a “Outperform” rating and a $130.00 price target on the stock. FBR & Co also issued estimates for Meta Financial Group’s Q2 2017 earnings at $4.43 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $1.34 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.58 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $6.80 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $5.73 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.84 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.81 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $8.60 EPS.

Several other analysts have also weighed in on CASH. Zacks Investment Research lowered Meta Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods boosted their price objective on Meta Financial Group from $67.00 to $79.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 4th.

Earnings History and Estimates for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)

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Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) opened at 105.30 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $967.50 million, a P/E ratio of 26.86 and a beta of 1.01. Meta Financial Group has a 52 week low of $36.22 and a 52 week high of $106.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $97.54 and its 200-day moving average price is $70.26.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.03. Meta Financial Group had a return on equity of 11.64% and a net margin of 18.24%.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CASH. BlackRock Group LTD bought a new position in shares of Meta Financial Group during the second quarter worth approximately $129,000. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Meta Financial Group by 1,171.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,063 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,000 after buying an additional 2,822 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of Meta Financial Group by 25.4% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,895 shares of the company’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 586 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Meta Financial Group by 65.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 3,866 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,000 after buying an additional 1,524 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stevens Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Meta Financial Group during the third quarter worth approximately $201,000. Institutional investors own 68.55% of the company’s stock.

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In other Meta Financial Group news, President Bradley C. Hanson sold 12,664 shares of Meta Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.05, for a total value of $1,279,697.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now directly owns 141,058 shares in the company, valued at $14,253,910.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman J Tyler Haahr sold 5,000 shares of Meta Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.60, for a total value of $518,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 6.06% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 8th were issued a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.49%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 6th. Meta Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 13.30%.

About Meta Financial Group

Meta Financial Group, Inc is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company operates through its banking subsidiary, MetaBank. 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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