MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, February 20th. Analysts expect MSA Safety to post earnings of $0.94 per share for the quarter.
Shares of MSA Safety (MSA) opened at $77.60 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2,957.37, a PE ratio of 35.76 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a quick ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72. MSA Safety has a fifty-two week low of $65.95 and a fifty-two week high of $86.36.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, March 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be issued a $0.35 dividend. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 13th. MSA Safety’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 64.52%.
In other news, insider Kerry M. Bove sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total value of $123,750.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 56,739 shares in the company, valued at $4,680,967.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Chairman William M. Lambert sold 29,798 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.91, for a total transaction of $2,381,158.18. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 164,468 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,142,637.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 65,119 shares of company stock worth $5,220,759. Insiders own 15.53% of the company’s stock.
MSA Safety Company Profile
Mine Safety Appliances Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people’s health and safety. The Company’s line of safety products is used by workers worldwide in the fire service, homeland security, oil and gas, construction and other industries, as well as the military.
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