Meta to be added to S&P 600 index

From staff reports

Sioux Falls-based Meta Financial Group Inc. is being added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

The company, which trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol CASH, will be added after the close of business Sept. 15.

The S&P 600 is an index offered by S&P Dow Jones Indices that’s designed to measure the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity market.

“We are happy for this new opportunity to be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 index,” said Tyler Haahr, chairman and CEO of Meta Financial Group. “This is a positive development for us and is the result of the profitable growth we have seen over the last few years.”

The research firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods estimates that S&P 600 index funds will need to purchase 516,000 shares of Meta. The stock’s one-month average daily trading volume is 66,000 shares.

Meta stock was up 11 percent, or $7.65 per share, in trading Monday after the news came out.

Meta to be added to S&P 600 index

Meta Financial Group Inc. is being added S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

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