Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The stock 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.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on CASH shares. 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 note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upped their target price on shares of Meta Financial Group from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 15th.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $55.37 and a 200-day moving average price of $48.91. The stock has a market cap of $512.80 million and a P/E ratio of 15.43.

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

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

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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