EPS for MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) Expected At $0.83

April 18, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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.
Price T Rowe Inc Md has 0.02% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 1.21 million shares. Bessemer Grp reported 25,300 shares. Eagle Asset reported 0.1% stake. Ahl Partners Llp invested in 144,980 shares. Menta Cap Llc reported 4,800 shares. Georgia-based Crawford Inv Counsel has invested 0.03% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Bridgecreek Invest Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.05% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Advisory Network Llc accumulated 66 shares. Champlain Inv stated it has 0.37% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 0.01% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 56,134 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt invested in 208,655 shares. Cambridge Invest reported 13,706 shares stake. Balyasny Asset Management Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 2,822 shares. Moreover, Td Asset Management has 0% invested in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) for 13,243 shares. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca holds 5,177 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $2.08 million activity. 3,566 MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) shares with value of $285,709 were sold by Weber Markus H. Vartanian Nishan J. had sold 7,000 shares worth $584,463. On Wednesday, March 7 the insider Krause Kenneth D. sold $105,625.

Analysts expect MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) to report $0.83 EPS on April, 24.They anticipate $0.25 EPS change or 43.10 % from last quarter’s $0.58 EPS. MSA’s profit would be $31.72 million giving it 26.53 P/E if the $0.83 EPS is correct. After having $1.35 EPS previously, MSA Safety Incorporated’s analysts see -38.52 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $88.09. About 83,649 shares traded. MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has risen 18.45% since April 18, 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 Incorporated (NYSE:MSA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MSA Safety Incorporated had 5 analyst reports since October 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of MSA in report on Friday, October 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Thursday, February 22. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 13 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 23.

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. The firm operates through Americas and International divisions. It has a 131.48 P/E ratio. The Company’s core product offerings include permanently installed fixed gas and flame detection instruments, such as multi-point permanently installed gas detection systems, flame detectors and open-path infrared gas detectors, a laser gas detection technology, replacement components, and related services to detect the presence or absence of various gases in the air.

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