A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE: MSA):

  • 11/9/2017 – MSA Safety Incorporporated was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $88.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “MSA Safety Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. The company’s core product lines include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, industrial and fire service head protection products and fall protection devices. It serves a broad range of industries, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, construction, mining and general industry. MSA Safety Inc., formerly known as Mine Safety Appliances Company, is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. “
  • 11/7/2017 – MSA Safety Incorporporated was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “MSA Safety Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. The company’s core product lines include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, industrial and fire service head protection products and fall protection devices. It serves a broad range of industries, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, construction, mining and general industry. MSA Safety Inc., formerly known as Mine Safety Appliances Company, is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. “
  • 10/26/2017 – MSA Safety Incorporporated was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $91.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “MSA Safety Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. The company’s core product lines include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, industrial and fire service head protection products and fall protection devices. It serves a broad range of industries, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, construction, mining and general industry. MSA Safety Inc., formerly known as Mine Safety Appliances Company, is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. “
  • 10/23/2017 – MSA Safety Incorporporated had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barrington Research.
  • 10/22/2017 – MSA Safety Incorporporated had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $80.00 to $89.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/20/2017 – MSA Safety Incorporporated was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “MSA Safety Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. The company’s core product lines include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, industrial and fire service head protection products and fall protection devices. It serves a broad range of industries, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, construction, mining and general industry. MSA Safety Inc., formerly known as Mine Safety Appliances Company, is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. “
  • 10/5/2017 – MSA Safety Incorporporated was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “MSA Safety Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. The company’s core product lines include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, industrial and fire service head protection products and fall protection devices. It serves a broad range of industries, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, construction, mining and general industry. MSA Safety Inc., formerly known as Mine Safety Appliances Company, is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. “
  • 10/3/2017 – MSA Safety Incorporporated was downgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $80.00 price target on the stock.

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) traded down $0.36 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $78.16. The stock had a trading volume of 75,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 213,866. MSA Safety Incorporporated has a 52-week low of $59.50 and a 52-week high of $85.80. The stock has a market cap of $2,970.00, a P/E ratio of 24.97 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a current ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The industrial products company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.13. MSA Safety Incorporporated had a return on equity of 20.56% and a net margin of 7.32%. The company had revenue of $296.13 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $298.47 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.72 EPS. MSA Safety Incorporporated’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that MSA Safety Incorporporated will post 3.31 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, December 10th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 13th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.79%. MSA Safety Incorporporated’s dividend payout ratio is currently 63.93%.

In other MSA Safety Incorporporated news, VP Markus H. Weber sold 2,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.08, for a total transaction of $163,484.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 13,801 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $980,975.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Kerry M. Bove sold 5,947 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.21, for a total value of $477,008.87. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 66,863 shares in the company, valued at $5,363,081.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 64,834 shares of company stock worth $4,847,536. 11.47% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Mine Safety Appliances Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people’s health and safety. The Company’s line of safety products is used by workers worldwide in the fire service, homeland security, oil and gas, construction and other industries, as well as the military.

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