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NYSE:MSA - MSA Safety Stock Price, Forecast & News

-5.81 (-5.71 %)
(As of 03/29/2020 05:46 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $95.98
50-Day Range
MA: $123.42
52-Week Range
Now: $95.98
Volume180,284 shs
Average Volume373,773 shs
Market Capitalization$3.73 billion
P/E Ratio27.66
Dividend Yield1.65%
MSA Safety Incorporated develops, manufactures, and supplies safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures in the oil, gas, petrochemical, fire service, construction, utilities, and mining industries worldwide. It operates through Americas and International segments. The company's core product offerings include permanently installed fixed gas and flame detection instruments, such as permanently installed gas detection monitoring systems, and flame detectors and open-path infrared gas detectors, as well as replacement components and related services to detect the presence or absence of various gases in the air. Its core product offerings also consist of breathing apparatus products, such as self-contained breathing apparatus, face masks, and respirators; hand-held portable gas detection instruments; industrial head protection products; firefighter helmets and protective apparel; and fall protection equipment comprising confined space equipment, harnesses, lanyards, and lifelines. In addition, the company offers respirators, eye and face protection products, ballistic helmets, and gas masks. It serves distributors, and industrial or military end-users through indirect and direct sales channels. The company was founded in 1914 and is based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Surgical appliances & supplies
Sub-IndustryOffice Services & Supplies
SectorIndustrial Products



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.40 billion
Cash Flow$5.50 per share
Book Value$18.82 per share


Net Income$136.44 million


Market Cap$3.73 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Estimated)

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MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) Frequently Asked Questions

How has MSA Safety's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

MSA Safety's stock was trading at $106.97 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MSA shares have decreased by 10.3% and is now trading at $95.98. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of MSA Safety?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MSA Safety in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for MSA Safety.

When is MSA Safety's next earnings date?

MSA Safety is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. View our earnings forecast for MSA Safety.

How were MSA Safety's earnings last quarter?

MSA Safety Inc (NYSE:MSA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 19th. The industrial products company reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.08. The industrial products company earned $375.26 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $382.60 million. MSA Safety had a net margin of 9.73% and a return on equity of 27.04%. MSA Safety's revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.27 EPS. View MSA Safety's earnings history.

How often does MSA Safety pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MSA Safety?

MSA Safety announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 12th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share on Tuesday, March 10th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 11th. View MSA Safety's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for MSA?

3 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for MSA Safety's stock. Their forecasts range from $113.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate MSA Safety's stock price to reach $131.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 37.0% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for MSA Safety.

Has MSA Safety been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about MSA stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. MSA Safety earned a news impact score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the industrial products company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutMSA Safety.

Are investors shorting MSA Safety?

MSA Safety saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 1,874,500 shares, an increase of 35.8% from the February 27th total of 1,380,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 197,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 9.5 days. Currently, 5.2% of the company's stock are sold short. View MSA Safety's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of MSA Safety's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of MSA Safety own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other MSA Safety investors own include Lancaster Colony (LANC), Medtronic (MDT), PepsiCo (PEP), 3M (MMM), AFLAC (AFL), Ecolab (ECL), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Mcdonald's (MCD), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Automatic Data Processing (ADP).

Who are MSA Safety's key executives?

MSA Safety's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Nishan J. Vartanian, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Kenneth D. Krause, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Douglas K. McClaine, Sr. VP, Sec. & Chief Legal Officer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Markus H. Weber, Chief Information Officer & VP (Age 54)
  • Ms. Elyse Lorenzato, Director of Investor Relations

What is MSA Safety's stock symbol?

MSA Safety trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSA."

Who are MSA Safety's major shareholders?

MSA Safety's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.88%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (3.17%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.31%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.13%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.74%) and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (1.67%). Company insiders that own MSA Safety stock include Bob Willem Leenen, Diane M Pearse, Douglas K Mcclaine, John T Ryan III, Kenneth D Krause, Kerry M Bove, L Edward Shaw Jr, Randall Killeen, Steven C Sr Blanco and William M Lambert. View institutional ownership trends for MSA Safety.

Which major investors are selling MSA Safety stock?

MSA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc., Morgan Dempsey Capital Management LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, and GW&K Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold MSA Safety company stock in the last year include Bob Willem Leenen, Diane M Pearse, Douglas K Mcclaine, John T Ryan III, Kenneth D Krause, L Edward Shaw Jr, Steven C Sr Blanco, and William M Lambert. View insider buying and selling activity for MSA Safety.

Which major investors are buying MSA Safety stock?

MSA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Champlain Investment Partners LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., WCM Investment Management LLC, and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.. View insider buying and selling activity for MSA Safety.

How do I buy shares of MSA Safety?

Shares of MSA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is MSA Safety's stock price today?

One share of MSA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $95.98.

How big of a company is MSA Safety?

MSA Safety has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion and generates $1.40 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $136.44 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.80 on an earnings per share basis. MSA Safety employs 4,800 workers across the globe. View additional information about MSA Safety.

What is MSA Safety's official website?

The official website for MSA Safety is http://www.msasafety.com/.

How can I contact MSA Safety?

MSA Safety's mailing address is 1000 CRANBERRY WOODS DRIVE, CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP PA, 16066. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 724-776-8600 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for MSA Safety (NYSE MSA)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  268 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  273 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  541
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MSA Safety and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MSA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MSA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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