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MSA Safety (MSA) Competitors

$182.92
+0.92 (+0.51%)
(As of 04:10 PM ET)

MSA vs. AIT, SITE, BERY, RBC, GPK, AGCO, DCI, MIDD, ATKR, and ADT

Should you be buying MSA Safety stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of MSA Safety include Applied Industrial Technologies (AIT), SiteOne Landscape Supply (SITE), Berry Global Group (BERY), RBC Bearings (RBC), Graphic Packaging (GPK), AGCO (AGCO), Donaldson (DCI), Middleby (MIDD), Atkore (ATKR), and ADT (ADT). These companies are all part of the "industrial products" sector.

MSA Safety vs.

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) and MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, community ranking, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, media sentiment, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Applied Industrial Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than MSA Safety. Applied Industrial Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MSA Safety, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Applied Industrial Technologies$4.41B1.67$346.74M$9.5320.03
MSA Safety$1.79B4.02$58.58M$1.45126.15

In the previous week, Applied Industrial Technologies had 5 more articles in the media than MSA Safety. MarketBeat recorded 16 mentions for Applied Industrial Technologies and 11 mentions for MSA Safety. Applied Industrial Technologies' average media sentiment score of 0.94 beat MSA Safety's score of 0.83 indicating that MSA Safety is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Applied Industrial Technologies
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
MSA Safety
4 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Applied Industrial Technologies pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. MSA Safety pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Applied Industrial Technologies pays out 15.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. MSA Safety pays out 129.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Applied Industrial Technologies has increased its dividend for 15 consecutive years and MSA Safety has increased its dividend for 54 consecutive years. MSA Safety is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Applied Industrial Technologies has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MSA Safety has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Applied Industrial Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $184.67, indicating a potential downside of 3.47%. MSA Safety has a consensus price target of $189.50, indicating a potential upside of 3.44%. Given Applied Industrial Technologies' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MSA Safety is more favorable than Applied Industrial Technologies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Applied Industrial Technologies
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
MSA Safety
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

MSA Safety received 48 more outperform votes than Applied Industrial Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 64.04% of users gave MSA Safety an outperform vote while only 58.51% of users gave Applied Industrial Technologies an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Applied Industrial TechnologiesOutperform Votes
244
58.51%
Underperform Votes
173
41.49%
MSA SafetyOutperform Votes
292
64.04%
Underperform Votes
164
35.96%

92.5% of Applied Industrial Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.5% of MSA Safety shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Applied Industrial Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of MSA Safety shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Applied Industrial Technologies has a net margin of 8.39% compared to Applied Industrial Technologies' net margin of 3.28%. Applied Industrial Technologies' return on equity of 32.44% beat MSA Safety's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Applied Industrial Technologies8.39% 24.59% 13.51%
MSA Safety 3.28%32.44%12.70%

Summary

Applied Industrial Technologies beats MSA Safety on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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MSA vs. The Competition

MetricMSA SafetySurgical appliances & supplies IndustryIndustrial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.19B$8.66B$9.20B$17.41B
Dividend Yield1.03%1.04%2.04%3.58%
P/E Ratio126.1518.2620.5023.78
Price / Sales4.0257.777.557.43
Price / Cash21.2320.6917.5117.35
Price / Book7.473.413.705.92
Net Income$58.58M$156.26M$471.50M$860.68M
7 Day Performance4.21%-0.21%3.65%0.76%
1 Month Performance10.14%1.45%6.65%2.07%
1 Year Performance36.15%0.36%6.23%89.52%

MSA Safety Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
3.6746 of 5 stars
$188.98
+0.7%
$184.67
-2.3%
+33.1%$7.31B$4.41B19.836,200Short Interest ↑
SITE
SiteOne Landscape Supply
1.7034 of 5 stars
$164.91
-0.4%
$172.88
+4.8%
+11.1%$7.44B$4.30B43.638,230Positive News
BERY
Berry Global Group
4.9883 of 5 stars
$58.37
+0.3%
$75.67
+29.6%
-5.6%$6.77B$12.66B12.5544,000Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
RBC
RBC Bearings
0.8627 of 5 stars
$271.53
+0.5%
$275.86
+1.6%
+16.3%$7.92B$1.47B45.413,670
GPK
Graphic Packaging
3.7811 of 5 stars
$26.05
-1.2%
$28.22
+8.3%
+9.5%$7.97B$9.43B11.0923,500Analyst Revision
AGCO
AGCO
4.7152 of 5 stars
$107.56
flat
$147.56
+37.2%
-23.8%$8.05B$14.41B6.8825,600Short Interest ↑
DCI
Donaldson
3.6278 of 5 stars
$67.10
+0.7%
$64.75
-3.5%
+6.2%$8.06B$3.43B22.6713,000Earnings Report
Short Interest ↑
MIDD
Middleby
3.661 of 5 stars
$153.48
-0.9%
$159.38
+3.8%
-0.7%$8.23B$4.04B20.7111,268
ATKR
Atkore
0.862 of 5 stars
$163.48
+1.5%
$178.67
+9.3%
+12.5%$6.01B$3.52B9.805,600Analyst Downgrade
Insider Selling
Short Interest ↑
ADT
ADT
3.5141 of 5 stars
$6.52
-1.7%
$9.10
+39.6%
-17.0%$6.01B$6.40B93.1622,000Earnings Report
Short Interest ↑
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This page (NYSE:MSA) was last updated on 2/28/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff