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Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 5th, Analyst Ratings News reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.31 per share on Wednesday, September 10th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.38%.

On the ratings front, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Mine Safety Appliances from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $56.50 price target on the stock.

Shares of Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA) traded down 0.88% on Tuesday, hitting $51.65. 78,180 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Mine Safety Appliances has a 52-week low of $46.50 and a 52-week high of $61.08. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $57.30 and a 200-day moving average of $54.48. The company has a market cap of $1.932 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.25.

Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. On average, analysts predict that Mine Safety Appliances will post $2.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Mine Safety Appliances Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people’s health and safety.

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