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How to buy Meta Financial Group stock | $34.75

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Meta Financial Group, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Meta Financial Group shares (CASH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Meta Financial Group employs 1,015 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$434.1 million.

How to buy shares in Meta Financial Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Meta Financial Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CASH. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Meta Financial Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$34.75, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Meta Financial Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Meta Financial Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Meta Financial Group share price

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Meta Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$34.75
52-week rangeUSD$13.0063 - USD$39.6817
50-day moving average USD$34.5185
200-day moving average USD$23.584
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.25
PE ratio 12.4821
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (0.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.937

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Meta Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $34.75 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -11.60%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.56%
3 months (2020-10-15) 52.35%
6 months (2020-07-15) 84.45%
1 year (2020-01-15) -6.69%
2 years (2019-01-15) 65.24%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 37.98

Is Meta Financial Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Meta Financial Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Meta Financial Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Meta Financial Group's P/E ratio

Meta Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Meta Financial Group shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Meta Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$434.1 million
Operating margin TTM 29.49%
Gross profit TTM USD$434.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.78%
Return on equity TTM 12.93%
Profit margin 24.13%
Book value $24.554
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Meta Financial Group shares

There are currently 629,244 Meta Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Meta Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 3.7% up from 606,720 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Meta Financial Group shares can be evaluated.

Meta Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Meta Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Meta Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Meta Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 275984.21052632). Meta Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 2.28. In other words for every 100,000 Meta Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2280 shares are currently held short.

However Meta Financial Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Meta Financial Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Meta Financial Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Meta Financial Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Meta Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0234% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Meta Financial Group shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Meta Financial Group.

Find out more about how you can short Meta Financial Group stock.

Meta Financial Group share dividends

7%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.68% of net profits

Recently Meta Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 6.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Meta Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Meta Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While Meta Financial Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Meta Financial Group is investing more in its future growth.

Meta Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Meta Financial Group's shares ever split?

Meta Financial Group's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 5 October 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Meta Financial Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Meta Financial Group shares which in turn could have impacted Meta Financial Group's share price.

Meta Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Meta Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.0063 up to $39.6817. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CASH.US volatility(beta: 0.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Meta Financial Group's is 0.9444. This would suggest that Meta Financial Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Meta Financial Group overview

Meta Financial Group, Inc. operates as the holding company for MetaBank that offers various banking products and services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Commercial, and Corporate Services/Other. The company offers demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market savings accounts, and certificate accounts; term lending, asset based lending, factoring, lease financing, insurance premium financing, warehouse financing, and healthcare receivables loans; and consumer credit products. It also provides student loans, commercial real estate loans, residential mortgage loans, home equity and home improvement loans, and agricultural loans for the purchase of farmland, livestock, farm machinery and equipment, seed, fertilizer, and other farm-related products, as well as tax services, including taxpayer advance and electronic return originator advance loans. In addition, the company issues prepaid cards and consumer credit products; sponsors automated teller machines into various debit networks; and offers tax refund transfer and other payment industry products and services. It operates ten full-service branch and 14 non-branch offices. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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