Analysts See $0.91 EPS for Kadant Inc. (KAI); Second Curve Capital Increased Meta Finl Group (CASH) Stake By $2.65 Million

July 17, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Second Curve Capital Llc increased Meta Finl Group Inc (CASH) stake by 10.05% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Second Curve Capital Llc acquired 26,000 shares as Meta Finl Group Inc (CASH)’s stock declined 3.57%. The Second Curve Capital Llc holds 284,732 shares with $29.30 million value, up from 258,732 last quarter. Meta Finl Group Inc now has $849.07 million valuation. The stock rose 0.77% or $0.7 reaching $91.45 per share. About 23,905 shares traded. Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) has risen 72.00% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.30% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) to report $0.91 EPS on August, 2.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 2.25% from last quarter’s $0.89 EPS. KAI’s profit would be $9.93 million giving it 21.35 P/E if the $0.91 EPS is correct. After having $0.80 EPS previously, Kadant Inc.’s analysts see 13.75% EPS growth. About 21,462 shares traded. Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) has risen 45.38% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.68% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Meta Financial Group had 6 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 26. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 15 by Wood. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 13 by Sandler O’Neill. The company was initiated on Thursday, April 7 by Wood. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by FBR Capital. The stock of Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by FBR Capital.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 8 sales for $2.23 million activity. HAAHR J TYLER sold 5,000 shares worth $481,102. Hoople Elizabeth G. bought $83,630 worth of stock. On Thursday, June 15 Hajek Douglas J. sold $39,735 worth of Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) or 440 shares. $26,175 worth of Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) shares were sold by Moore Frederick V.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.93 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.59, from 2.52 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 10 investors sold CASH shares while 36 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 6.29 million shares or 5.28% more from 5.98 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, Mufg Americas Corporation has 0% invested in Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) for 188 shares. Globeflex Capital Ltd Partnership invested in 4,952 shares. First Advsr LP reported 0.01% in Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH). Wyoming-based Friess Associate Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.1% in Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH). Metropolitan Life Com New York invested 0% of its portfolio in Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH). Deutsche National Bank Ag holds 9,454 shares. Jane Street Grp Ltd Liability Corp owns 0% invested in Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) for 2,125 shares. Cadence Cap Management Ltd Com, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 11,648 shares. Credit Suisse Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 11,342 shares. Blackrock Fund Advisors, California-based fund reported 273,979 shares. Bogle Inv Mgmt Lp De accumulated 14,690 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The reported 5,640 shares. Tower Cap Lc (Trc) has invested 0% in Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH). Putnam Invests Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 113,400 shares in its portfolio. 48,550 are held by Foundry Partners Limited Com.

Among 5 analysts covering Kadant (NYSE:KAI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Kadant had 6 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12. William Blair initiated Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) on Friday, September 16 with “Market Perform” rating. Barrington Research maintained Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) on Friday, August 5 with “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research initiated Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) on Thursday, October 29 with “Neutral” rating. Seaport Global upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $58 target in Thursday, August 18 report.

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