MSA Safety Incorporated Common (NYSE:MSA):
MSA Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend.
The company is trading up since yesterday’s close of $55.16.
MSA Safety Incorporated Common also recently declared a dividend that was paid on Saturday the 10th of September 2016. The dividend payment was $0.330 per share for the quarter or $1.32 on an annualized basis. This dividend amount was represent a yeild of $2.38. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 16th of August 2016.
The stock last traded at $55.25 a tad below $56.39, the 50 day moving average and which is slightly above the 200 day moving average of $53.61. The 50 day moving average went down by -2.02% and the 200 day average went up $1.64 or +3.06%.
The most current P/E ratio is 26.23 and the market cap of the company is 2.07B. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $2.11 and is expected to be $2.75 for the current year with 37,522,000 shares now outstanding. Analysts expect next quarter’s EPS to be $0.58 with next year’s EPS anticipated to be $3.07.
A few brokerage analysts have provided guidance on MSA Safety Incorporated Common . On July 22 the company was downgraded from “” to “Neutral” by analysts at Baird. On June 14 the stock rating was upgraded to “Buy” from “Hold” in a report issued by Stifel Nicolaus.
On April 19 the company was downgraded to “Neutral” from “” in an announcement from Sidoti & Co.. July 24 investment analysts at Global Hunter kept the price objective at $52.00 and cut the company to Neutral from Accumulate.
On July 24 the stock rating was downgraded from “Accumulate” to “Neutral” with a current price target of $52.00 by Global Hunter. On April 29 the company was upgraded to “Accumulate” from “Neutral” in a report from Global Hunter.