EPS for MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Expected At $0.80

October 13, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

 EPS for MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Expected At $0.80
Investors sentiment increased to 1.8 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.25, from 1.55 in 2017Q1. It increased, 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.
13,530 were accumulated by Chicago Equity Prtnrs Limited Liability Company. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd Liability Corporation reported 94,598 shares. Park Natl Corporation Oh invested in 2,526 shares. Ahl Ptnrs Llp holds 0.15% or 84,952 shares. Wilbanks Smith And Thomas Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co invested 0.02% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Susquehanna Intl Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 7,326 shares. Stifel Financial Corp accumulated 18,501 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Envestnet Asset Management Inc owns 144 shares. Fairview Cap Inv Management Limited reported 0.65% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) or 71,502 shares. Ing Groep Nv owns 0.01% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 3,831 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 22,991 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs reported 0.08% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Pacad Invest holds 2,300 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Pnc Finance Serv Group has invested 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA).

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 28 selling transactions for $38.18 million activity. Uhler Paul R had sold 62 shares worth $4,898. Krause Kenneth D. also sold $150,100 worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) on Friday, May 5. Killeen Randall sold $252,948 worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) on Friday, April 28. Shares for $753,668 were sold by MCCLAINE DOUGLAS K on Friday, April 28. $2.14M worth of stock was sold by LAMBERT WILLIAM M on Friday, May 5. On Tuesday, May 2 SHAW L EDWARD JR sold $817,029 worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) or 10,410 shares. The insider Vartanian Nishan J. sold $198,126.

Investors wait MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) to report on October, 26. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.80 earnings per share, up $0.08 or 11.11 % from last year’s $0.72 same quarter earnings. This translates into $30.42 million profit for MSA giving the stock a 24.57 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.80 EPS is accurate. MSA Safety Incorporated’s Wall Street analysts see -5.88 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $0.85 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, 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 rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Tuesday, October 3. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, June 28. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Sidoti. The rating was maintained by Barrington Research on Monday, February 27 with “Outperform”. Barrington Research maintained MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) rating on Friday, October 23. Barrington Research has “Outperform” rating and $54 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, June 14. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 24 by Global Hunter Securities.

More notable recent MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Bob Leenen to Lead International Business Segment for MSA Safety” on September 18, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “MSA Recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company for Third Consecutive Year” published on March 16, 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: “Why MSA Safety Incorporated Rose 10% in April” published on May 04, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “MSA Safety Takes Fall Protection to New Heights” with publication date: September 22, 2017.

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