MSA Safety Incorporporated (MSA) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MSA Safety Incorporporated earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.5384868043986 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE MSA) traded down 0.74% during trading on Friday, hitting $66.16. 290,894 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $2.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.33 and a beta of 1.62. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $77.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $74.99. MSA Safety Incorporporated has a 12-month low of $53.10 and a 12-month high of $84.86.

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The industrial products company reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $288.78 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $302.94 million. MSA Safety Incorporporated had a net margin of 6.74% and a return on equity of 19.64%. MSA Safety Incorporporated’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.79 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that MSA Safety Incorporporated will post $3.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, September 10th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 14th. MSA Safety Incorporporated’s payout ratio is 71.07%.

Several equities analysts have commented on MSA shares. Barrington Research boosted their price target on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from $78.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from $81.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from $82.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.50.

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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.

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