Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $47.09 and last traded at $46.76, with a volume of 253,546 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $46.45.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on GDOT shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Green Dot Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price objective on Green Dot Corporation from $39.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Lake Street Capital started coverage on Green Dot Corporation in a research report on Monday, June 26th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $41.00 price objective for the company. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of Green Dot Corporation in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $37.00 price objective on Green Dot Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.33.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $40.50 and a 200 day moving average of $35.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.36 billion, a PE ratio of 39.77 and a beta of 1.06.

Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The financial services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $222.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $208.59 million. Green Dot Corporation had a return on equity of 12.13% and a net margin of 7.66%. The firm’s revenue was up 28.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.27 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Green Dot Corporation will post $2.05 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Rajeev V. Date sold 4,674 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.45, for a total value of $212,433.30. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 2,889 shares in the company, valued at approximately $131,305.05. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel John C. Ricci sold 3,686 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.97, for a total value of $132,585.42. Following the completion of the sale, the general counsel now owns 90,032 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,238,451.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 149,961 shares of company stock valued at $5,705,559 over the last 90 days. 11.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GDOT. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Green Dot Corporation during the second quarter valued at about $108,000. IFP Advisors Inc increased its stake in Green Dot Corporation by 5,537.3% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,875 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 2,824 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in Green Dot Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $118,000. Turner Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Green Dot Corporation during the second quarter valued at about $154,000. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Green Dot Corporation by 55.0% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 4,029 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 1,429 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.91% of the company’s stock.

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About Green Dot Corporation

Green Dot Corporation (Green Dot) is a pro-consumer financial technology innovator. The Company is a provider of reloadable prepaid debit cards and cash reload processing services in the United States. The Company operates through two segments: Account Services, and Processing and Settlement Services.

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