MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, February 20th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.94 per share for the quarter.
Shares of MSA Safety (MSA) opened at $74.22 on Tuesday. MSA Safety has a one year low of $65.95 and a one year high of $86.36. The company has a current ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,788.50, a P/E ratio of 34.20 and a beta of 1.62.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, March 10th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 13th. MSA Safety’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.52%.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on MSA shares. Robert W. Baird raised their price target on MSA Safety from $80.00 to $89.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded MSA Safety from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Barrington Research restated a “market perform” rating on shares of MSA Safety in a report on Monday, October 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $89.00.
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About MSA Safety
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.
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