Media stories about MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MSA Safety Incorporporated earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.5384868043986 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on MSA shares. Barrington Research raised their price target on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from $78.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. 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. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated from $82.00 to $84.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.50.

Shares of MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE MSA) traded down 0.74% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $66.16. 290,894 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.52 billion, a PE ratio of 33.33 and a beta of 1.62. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $77.99 and its 200 day moving average is $74.99. MSA Safety Incorporporated has a 52-week low of $53.10 and a 52-week high of $84.86.

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The industrial products company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.02. MSA Safety Incorporporated had a net margin of 6.74% and a return on equity of 19.64%. The firm had revenue of $288.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $302.94 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.79 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that MSA Safety Incorporporated will post $3.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, September 10th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be paid a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 14th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. MSA Safety Incorporporated’s dividend payout ratio is presently 71.07%.

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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.

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