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Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. The stock traded as high as $42.19 and last traded at $40.45, with a volume of 26,261 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $42.00.

CASH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Thomson Reuters/Verus downgraded shares of Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, January 20th. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Meta Financial Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday, November 6th. They now have a $40.70 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.90.

Meta Financial Group has a 52-week low of $22.69 and a 52-week high of $42.19. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $39.85 and a 200-day moving average of $36.22. The company has a market cap of $246.3 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.65.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) last announced its earnings results on Monday, December 2nd. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.01. Analysts expect that Meta Financial Group will post $2.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Meta Financial Group, Inc, formerly known as First Midwest Financial, Inc, is a United States-based holding company.

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