MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) Chairman William M. Lambert sold 17,944 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.57, for a total transaction of $1,427,804.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE MSA) opened at $79.38 on Monday. MSA Safety Incorporporated has a 1 year low of $61.75 and a 1 year high of $85.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72. The company has a market cap of $3,018.98, a PE ratio of 25.36 and a beta of 1.68.

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 the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $296.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $298.47 million. MSA Safety Incorporporated had a net margin of 7.32% and a return on equity of 20.56%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.72 EPS. analysts anticipate that MSA Safety Incorporporated will post 3.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, December 10th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 13th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.76%. MSA Safety Incorporporated’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 64.52%.

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Several equities research analysts recently commented on MSA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Barrington Research reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $91.00 price objective on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated in a research report on Friday, August 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $89.00.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,269,220 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $265,362,000 after purchasing an additional 76,591 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 3.9% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,179,874 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $258,111,000 after purchasing an additional 119,428 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 39.7% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,931,757 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $237,966,000 after purchasing an additional 833,603 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 8.9% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,402,315 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $111,498,000 after purchasing an additional 114,540 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in MSA Safety Incorporporated by 7.5% in the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 914,562 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $72,717,000 after purchasing an additional 63,465 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 67.37% of the company’s stock.

About MSA Safety Incorporporated

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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