Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $60.29 and last traded at $60.16, with a volume of 65,206 shares. The stock had previously closed at $59.59.

CASH has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Meta Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upped their price objective on Meta Financial Group from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 15th.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $55.37 and its 200-day moving average price is $48.91. The firm has a market cap of $512.80 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.43.

Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.18. On average, equities analysts expect that Meta Financial Group Inc. will post $3.98 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 6th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 1st.

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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