MSA Safety Incorporporated (MSA) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MSA Safety Incorporporated earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.0680724090219 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) opened at 77.55 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $74.36 and its 200-day moving average is $76.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.07 and a beta of 1.64. MSA Safety Incorporporated has a 12 month low of $55.00 and a 12 month high of $84.86.

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The industrial products company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by ($0.02). MSA Safety Incorporporated had a net margin of 6.74% and a return on equity of 19.64%. The business had revenue of $288.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $302.94 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that MSA Safety Incorporporated will post $3.19 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on MSA. Robert W. Baird raised their price objective on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from $82.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. BidaskClub cut shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated in a report on Friday, August 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.33.

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In related news, Director John T. Ryan III sold 32,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.43, for a total transaction of $2,292,903.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1,025,013 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $73,216,678.59. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Markus H. Weber sold 2,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.08, for a total value of $163,484.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 13,801 shares in the company, valued at $980,975.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 40,211 shares of company stock worth $2,879,428. Corporate insiders own 11.47% of the company’s stock.

MSA Safety Incorporporated Company Profile

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.

NYSE:MSA) opened at 77.55 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $74.36 and its 200-day moving average is $76.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.07 and a beta of 1.64. MSA Safety Incorporporated has a 12 month low of $55.00 and a 12 month high of $84.86.

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The industrial products company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by ($0.02). MSA Safety Incorporporated had a net margin of 6.74% and a return on equity of 19.64%. The business had revenue of $288.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $302.94 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that MSA Safety Incorporporated will post $3.19 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on MSA. Robert W. Baird raised their price objective on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from $82.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. BidaskClub cut shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated in a report on Friday, August 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.33.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “MSA Safety Incorporporated (MSA) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows” was first posted by The Ledger Gazette and is owned by of The Ledger Gazette. If you are accessing this article on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & international trademark & copyright law. The legal version of this article can be read at https://ledgergazette.com/2017/10/11/msa-safety-incorporporated-msa-getting-somewhat-favorable-news-coverage-analysis-shows.html.

In related news, Director John T. Ryan III sold 32,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.43, for a total transaction of $2,292,903.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1,025,013 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $73,216,678.59. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Markus H. Weber sold 2,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.08, for a total value of $163,484.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 13,801 shares in the company, valued at $980,975.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 40,211 shares of company stock worth $2,879,428. Corporate insiders own 11.47% of the company’s stock.

MSA Safety Incorporporated Company Profile

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)

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