Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $60.15 and last traded at $58.58, with a volume of 11,310 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $57.58.

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

The company has a market cap of $498.31 million and a PE ratio of 14.99. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $53.27 and its 200-day moving average price is $47.67.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.18. Equities research analysts expect that Meta Financial Group Inc. will post $4.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Troy Moore III sold 5,000 shares of Meta Financial Group stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 15,889 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $792,384.43. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through 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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