EPS for MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Expected At $0.87

July 18, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

 EPS for MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Expected At $0.87
Investors sentiment increased to 2.04 in Q4 2016. Its up 1.03, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It is positive, 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.
Ubs Asset Management Americas Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Channing Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc invested 2.11% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D owns 170,000 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Sei Communications, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 100 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp Incorporated has 352,957 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. D E Shaw And Inc reported 17,511 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.02% or 22,756 shares. Advantus Capital Mgmt Incorporated has 3,877 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 12,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Peak6 Invs Limited Partnership accumulated 287 shares. Riverhead Llc holds 800 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Limited Liability Company, Illinois-based fund reported 58,336 shares. Comerica Bancorp reported 0.01% stake. Stifel Financial has invested 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Voya Inv Management Ltd Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 12,854 shares.

Since March 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 45 sales for $53.83 million activity. The insider WITMER THOMAS H sold $202,552. On Wednesday, May 10 the insider SHAW L EDWARD JR sold $3.73 million. On Thursday, May 4 the insider RYAN JOHN T III sold $338,769. 3,212 shares were sold by Uhler Paul R, worth $254,358 on Friday, May 5. MCCLAINE DOUGLAS K had sold 4,185 shares worth $330,615 on Thursday, May 4. The insider LAMBERT WILLIAM M sold $314,183. Krause Kenneth D. sold $150,100 worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) on Friday, May 5.

Wall Street await MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) to release earnings on July, 19. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.87, up exactly $0.08 or 10.13 % from 2014’s $0.79 EPS. The expected MSA’s profit could reach $33.04 million giving the stock 22.93 P/E in the case that $0.87 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.58 EPS for the previous quarter, MSA Safety Incorporated’s analysts now forecast 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. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. Barrington Research maintained the shares of MSA in report on Monday, February 27 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, April 19. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, July 22. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, June 28. Global Hunter Securities downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 24 report. On Tuesday, June 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Barrington Research.

More notable recent MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Things to Watch When MSA Safety Inc. Reports Earnings” on July 18, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “MSA to Present at Stifel Industrials Conference” published on June 12, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “MSA Safety Incorporated Completes Acquisition of Latchways plc” on October 21, 2015. More interesting news about MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MSA to Acquire Firefighter Turnout Gear Manufacturer Globe Manufacturing Company” published on June 28, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “MSA Increases Quarterly Dividend” with publication date: May 12, 2017.

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