MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) – Equities researchers at Barrington Research issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Barrington Research analyst M. Gall expects that the industrial products company will post earnings of $0.74 per share for the quarter. Barrington Research has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for MSA Safety Incorporporated’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.96 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.94 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.67 EPS.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $91.00 target price on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Robert W. Baird lowered MSA Safety Incorporporated from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $80.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $89.33.

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MSA Safety Incorporporated (MSA) traded down 0.45% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $80.35. 42,772 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $3.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.48 and a beta of 1.64. MSA Safety Incorporporated has a 52-week low of $55.00 and a 52-week high of $85.80. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $76.71 and its 200-day moving average price is $76.73.

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The industrial products company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $296.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $298.47 million. MSA Safety Incorporporated had a net margin of 7.32% and a return on equity of 20.52%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.72 earnings per share.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MSA. Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its stake in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 58.1% during the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,265 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $103,000 after acquiring an additional 465 shares in the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. raised its stake in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 18.3% during the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,401 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $114,000 after acquiring an additional 217 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 8.6% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,560 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $127,000 after acquiring an additional 124 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada raised its stake in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 3.3% during the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,643 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $133,000 after acquiring an additional 53 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pacad Investment Ltd. raised its stake in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 27.8% during the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 2,300 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $187,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.49% of the company’s stock.

In related news, VP Markus H. Weber sold 2,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.08, for a total value of $163,484.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 13,801 shares in the company, valued at $980,975.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Markus H. Weber sold 5,811 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.80, for a total value of $423,040.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 15,950 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,161,160. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 40,211 shares of company stock valued at $2,879,428 over the last 90 days. 11.47% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

MSA Safety Incorporporated Company Profile

Mine Safety Appliances Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people’s health and safety. The Company’s line of safety products is used by workers worldwide in the fire service, homeland security, oil and gas, construction and other industries, as well as the military.

Earnings History and Estimates for MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA)

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