Shares of Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $60.15 and last traded at $58.58, with a volume of 11,310 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $57.58.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Meta Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $53.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $47.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $498.06 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.99.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.18. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Meta Financial Group Inc. will post $4.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Troy Moore III sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.87, for a total transaction of $249,350.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 15,889 shares in the company, valued at approximately $792,384.43. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

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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