MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Analysts See $0.87 EPS

July 18, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Analysts See $0.87 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 2.04 in 2016 Q4. Its up 1.03, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 7 investors sold MSA Safety Incorporated shares while 39 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 23.25 million shares or 2.64% more from 22.65 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Moreover, Jefferies Group Limited Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 37,700 shares. National Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon holds 0.02% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) or 1.00M shares. Teton Advsr has invested 0.07% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Fairview Cap Inv Lc holds 0.62% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) or 120,912 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Brinker Cap has invested 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Price T Rowe Associate Md owns 2.39M shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Limited Liability invested in 23,749 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Comerica Natl Bank stated it has 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). 65,939 are owned by Citigroup. Legal & General Gru Public Limited Com holds 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) or 15,300 shares. Da Davidson Co invested in 0% or 600 shares. 1832 Asset Mngmt L P reported 233,700 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd Liability Co, Texas-based fund reported 91,863 shares. Aqr Ltd Liability Co invested in 3,888 shares. State Street Corp accumulated 965,116 shares.

Since March 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 45 sales for $53.83 million activity. The insider WITMER THOMAS H sold 1,951 shares worth $137,106. Another trade for 1,078 shares valued at $83,008 was made by PEARSE DIANE M on Thursday, May 11. $83,317 worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) shares were sold by BRUGGEWORTH ROBERT A. $2.05 million worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) shares were sold by SHAW L EDWARD JR. The insider BOVE KERRY M sold $689,833. $809,797 worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) was sold by HERRING RONALD N JR. 59,415 shares valued at $4.30M were sold by LAMBERT WILLIAM M on Monday, March 6.

Analysts await MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $0.87 earnings per share, up 10.13 % or $0.08 from last year’s $0.79 per share. MSA’s profit will be $33.04 million for 22.93 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.58 actual earnings per share reported by MSA Safety Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 50.00 % EPS growth. It closed at $79.79 lastly. It is down 64.52% since July 18, 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), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. MSA Safety Incorporated had 9 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, February 27 the stock rating was maintained by Barrington Research with “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, October 31. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 23 by Barrington Research. 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 Sidoti on Tuesday, April 19. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities to “Neutral” on Friday, July 24.

More notable recent MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “MSA Increases Quarterly Dividend” on May 12, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “MSA Safety Inc’s Earnings Slide Due to a Weak Market and Tough Comparable Quarter” published on February 24, 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: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MSA to Present at Stifel Industrials Conference” published on June 12, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “MSA Safety Incorporated to Acquire Latchways plc” with publication date: September 01, 2015.

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