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

October 13, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

 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 improved, 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.
Rodgers Brothers stated it has 32,935 shares. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Co reported 56,500 shares. Northern Tru Corp reported 580,745 shares. 35,659 were accumulated by Credit Suisse Ag. 540 were reported by Smithfield Tru. The New Jersey-based Prudential has invested 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). First Manhattan, New York-based fund reported 98,234 shares. Comerica Comml Bank stated it has 24,599 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Vanguard Grp accumulated 3.18M shares or 0.01% of the stock. Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 246,922 shares. Us Comml Bank De has invested 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). 80,751 are owned by Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Sa. Strs Ohio has invested 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Fairview Cap Ltd Liability Co holds 0.65% or 123,137 shares. California Employees Retirement Sys invested in 53,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 28 insider sales for $38.18 million activity. The insider MCCLAINE DOUGLAS K sold 10,000 shares worth $790,516. 10,410 shares valued at $817,029 were sold by SHAW L EDWARD JR on Tuesday, May 2. On Friday, May 5 the insider Vartanian Nishan J. sold $392,187. Another trade for 3,212 shares valued at $254,358 was sold by Uhler Paul R. Another trade for 46,594 shares valued at $3.67M was sold by LAMBERT WILLIAM M. The insider RYAN JOHN T III sold 13,867 shares worth $1.09 million. The insider WITMER THOMAS H sold $202,552.

Analysts await MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 11.11 % or $0.08 from last year’s $0.72 per share. MSA’s profit will be $30.42 million for 24.57 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual earnings per share reported by MSA Safety Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -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 firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird upgraded MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) rating on Monday, October 31. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $63 target. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, June 14. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, July 24, the company rating was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. Barrington Research maintained MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) on Monday, February 27 with “Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was downgraded by Sidoti.

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 Safety Takes Fall Protection to New Heights” published on September 22, 2017, Fool.com published: “Why MSA Safety Incorporated Rose 10% in April” on May 04, 2017. More interesting news about MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MSA Increases Quarterly Dividend” published on May 12, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership” with publication date: September 07, 2017.

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