Will MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Run Out of Steam Soon?

April 25, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its down 1.06, from 2.1 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 18 investors sold MSA Safety Incorporated shares while 71 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 25.56 million shares or 0.73% more from 25.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Profund Advsrs Ltd Co invested in 0.01% or 4,945 shares. Parametric Port Ltd owns 0% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 59,240 shares. Victory Capital Mgmt Inc has 2,836 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.01% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 6,000 shares. Swiss Fincl Bank has invested 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Channing Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 2.27% or 869,856 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Asset Hldgs Sa holds 133,952 shares. Laurion Cap Management Lp holds 13,810 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Huntington Natl Bank stated it has 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Amalgamated Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 4,879 shares. Anchor Cap Advisors Lc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 23,670 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.07% or 70,923 shares. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board holds 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) or 15,393 shares. Moreover, Ftb Advisors has 0% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Morgan Stanley reported 188,639 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $1.31 million activity. $56,017 worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) was sold by Vartanian Nishan J.. Krause Kenneth D. sold $105,625 worth of stock.

The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) hit a new 52-week high and has $96.07 target or 9.00 % above today’s $88.14 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $3.37 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Apr, 25 by Barchart.com. If the $96.07 price target is reached, the company will be worth $303.21M more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock.

The stock increased 0.12% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $88.14. About 86,293 shares traded. MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has risen 18.45% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.90% the S&P500.

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MSA Safety had 3 analyst reports since February 22, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) rating on Tuesday, March 13. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $98.0 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, February 22 by Robert W. Baird.

MSA Safety Incorporated develops, manufactures, and supplies safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures in the oil, gas, petrochemical, fire service, construction, utilities, and mining industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.37 billion. It operates through Americas and International divisions. It has a 131.55 P/E ratio. The company's core product offerings include permanently installed fixed gas and flame detection instruments, such as permanently installed gas detection monitoring systems, and flame detectors and open-path infrared gas detectors, as well as replacement components and related services to detect the presence or absence of various gases in the air.

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) Institutional Positions Chart

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