Analysts See $0.80 EPS for MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA)

October 13, 2017 - By Migdalia James

 Analysts See $0.80 EPS for MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.8 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.25, from 1.55 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 20 investors sold MSA Safety Incorporated shares while 46 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 25.32 million shares or 6.34% more from 23.81 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Usa Portformulas Corporation reported 0.07% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Td Asset Inc holds 19,803 shares. Weaver C Barksdale & Associate has invested 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). 24,655 are owned by Legal & General Group Inc Pcl. Tiaa Cref Investment stated it has 168,399 shares. Montrusco Bolton Invests owns 14,651 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Price T Rowe Associate Md invested 0.02% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Driehaus Capital Management Ltd holds 0.04% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) or 14,798 shares. Vanguard Gp has 0.01% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund stated it has 11,443 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Texas-based Capstone Asset Mgmt Co has invested 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Great West Life Assurance Can has 18,938 shares. Cambridge Research Advisors reported 0.02% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). State Bank Of New York Mellon has 0.03% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Royal Bancshares Of Canada holds 0% or 1,643 shares in its portfolio.

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 28 sales for $38.18 million activity. $5.86M worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) was sold by SHAW L EDWARD JR. PEARSE DIANE M had sold 1,078 shares worth $83,008. 13,867 shares valued at $1.09 million were sold by RYAN JOHN T III on Friday, April 28. Another trade for 2,583 shares valued at $202,552 was made by WITMER THOMAS H on Thursday, May 4. LAMBERT WILLIAM M sold 3,977 shares worth $314,183. Shares for $1.15 million were sold by Uhler Paul R. Shares for $753,668 were sold by MCCLAINE DOUGLAS K.

Wall Street await MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) to release earnings on October, 26. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.80, up exactly $0.08 or 11.11 % from 2014’s $0.72 EPS. The expected MSA’s profit could reach $30.42 million giving the stock 24.57 P/E in the case that $0.80 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.85 EPS for the previous quarter, MSA Safety Incorporated’s analysts now forecast -5.88 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $78.63. About 121,335 shares traded. MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has risen 64.52% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.82% the S&P500.

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. MSA Safety Incorporated had 12 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, April 19. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 22 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) earned “Neutral” rating by Global Hunter Securities on Friday, July 24. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Barrington Research. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSA in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of MSA in report on Tuesday, June 14 to “Buy” rating.

More notable recent MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “MSA Safety Takes Fall Protection to New Heights” on September 22, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership” published on September 07, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “MSA to Acquire Firefighter Turnout Gear Manufacturer Globe Manufacturing Company” on June 28, 2017. More interesting news about MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “MSA Safety Inc’s Cost-Cutting Initiatives Continue to Pay Off” published on August 04, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why MSA Safety Incorporated Rose 10% in April” with publication date: May 04, 2017.

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