MSA Safety Incorporated Common (NYSE:MSA):
Boston Fire Department Selects MSA’s G1 Breathing Apparatus.
The company is up from yesterday’s close of $55.16.
Additionally the company declared a dividend for shareholders paid on Saturday the 10th of September 2016. The dividend payment was $0.330 per share for the quarter which is $1.32 annualized. This dividend represents a yeild of $2.38 which is the dividend as a percentage of the current share price. The ex-dividend date was set for Tuesday the 16th of August 2016.
It is currently trading at $55.25 slightly below $56.39, the 50 day moving average and a tad above the 200 day moving average of $53.61. The 50 day moving average was down by -2.02% whereas the 200 day moving average was up $1.64 or +3.06%.
The P/E ratio is 26.23 and the market cap of the company is 2.07B. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $2.11 and is estimated to be $2.75 for the current year with 37,522,000 shares presently outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is forecasted to be $0.58 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $3.07.
Several investment analysts have weighed in on the stock. On July 22 the company was downgraded from “” to “Neutral” in a report issued by Baird. On June 14 the stock rating was upgraded to “Buy” from “Hold” in an announcement from Stifel Nicolaus.
On April 19 the company was rated “Neutral” by Sidoti & Co. a cut from the previous “” rating. On July 24, 2015 Global Hunter maintained a price objective of $52.00 and downgraded the company to Neutral from Accumulate.
On July 24 the stock rating was downgraded from “Accumulate” to “Neutral” and a price target of $52.00 was set in a statement from Global Hunter. On April 29 the stock rating was upgraded from “Neutral” to “Accumulate” by analysts at Global Hunter.