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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 1,038 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$12.99 - $48.89|
|50-day moving average||$46.09|
|200-day moving average||$38.55|
|Wall St. target price||$58.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.2 (0.4%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.50|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Meta Financial Group shares trade at around 14x 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.
|Revenue TTM||$446.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||31.18%|
|Gross profit TTM||$434.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.96%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.5 million Meta Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Meta Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% up from 1.3 million 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) is the quantity of Meta Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Meta Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 222644.3768997). Meta Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 6.58. In other words for every 100,000 Meta Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6580 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 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Meta Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0552% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Meta Financial Group shares, roughly 55 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly 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.
Dividend payout ratio: 4.33% of net profits
Recently Meta Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 4.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.4% 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 0.4% 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 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Meta Financial Group's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 4 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.
Over the last 12 months, Meta Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.9924 up to $48.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.9261. This would suggest that Meta Financial Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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.
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