Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 27th, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be given a dividend of 0.13 per share by the savings and loans company on Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) traded up $0.80 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $94.75. 96,094 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 59,458. The company has a quick ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. Meta Financial Group has a 52 week low of $60.70 and a 52 week high of $106.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $908.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.40 and a beta of 0.90.

In other news, Director Frederick V. Moore sold 450 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,175. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Frederick V. Moore purchased 1,393 shares of Meta Financial Group stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $71.70 per share, with a total value of $99,878.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,170. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 6.06% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of analysts have commented on CASH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. B. Riley raised shares of Meta Financial Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Meta Financial Group in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. FBR & Co reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of Meta Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Meta Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Meta Financial Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $95.75.

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About Meta Financial Group

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.

Dividend History for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)

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