Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Meta Financial Group (CASH) Stock Price

Press coverage about Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Meta Financial Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.1416372396272 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) opened at $90.15 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $871.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.82 and a beta of 0.90. Meta Financial Group has a twelve month low of $60.70 and a twelve month high of $106.90.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th were issued a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.58%. Meta Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.86%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on CASH shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Meta Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. B. Riley upgraded Meta Financial Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Meta Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Meta Financial Group in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “hold” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of Meta Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average 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.

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