Media coverage about Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Meta Financial Group earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.2491219899658 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Meta Financial Group (CASH) opened at $93.25 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $901.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.30 and a beta of 0.90. Meta Financial Group has a one year low of $60.70 and a one year high of $106.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 0.55.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. Meta Financial Group’s payout ratio is 10.86%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub cut Meta Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. FBR & Co upgraded Meta Financial Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. ValuEngine cut Meta Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 target price on shares of Meta Financial Group in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Meta Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $95.75.

In related news, Director Frederick V. Moore acquired 1,393 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $71.70 per share, for a total transaction of $99,878.10. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,170. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frederick V. Moore sold 450 shares of Meta Financial Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.75, for a total value of $32,287.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,175. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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