You Should Know These Things About MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA)


As of Wednesday close, MSA Safety Incorporated’s (NYSE:MSA) stock was up $1.22, moving up 0.87 percent to $141.28. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 134,380 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $4.10 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 139,615, while in the previous 50 days, it was 111,320.

Since last month, MSA stock rose 19.33%. Shares of the company fell to $116.38 on 10/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $156.23 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $108.75. Since the beginning of this year, MSA’s stock price has dropped by -6.41% or -$9.68, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -9.57% since its 52-week high.

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MSA stock investors should be aware that MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 104 days ago on Aug 12. BRUGGEWORTH ROBERT A, the Director of the company, disposed of 885 shares for $131.00 on Aug 12. It resulted in a $115,935 divestment by the insider. LAMBERT WILLIAM M sold 53,149 shares at an average price of $127.01 on Aug 10. The insider now owns 42,869 shares following the transaction. On Aug 09, Director LAMBERT WILLIAM M sold 28,767 shares at $126.11 apiece. The transaction was valued at $3,627,936.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) has a P/E ratio of about 80.92. The stock’s beta is 0.97. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.67, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 6.60, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 74.70 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.46 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.46. On Monday May 2 2022, a $0.02 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, MSA Safety Incorporated’s quick ratio stood at 1.50, while its current ratio was 2.50, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.71, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.72. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 44.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 5.60%. Based on annual data, MSA earned $615.35 million in gross profit and brought in $1.4 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 1.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 8.20%.

In MSA Safety Incorporated’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $597.84 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MSA’s revenue rose 10.87% to $372.31 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $381.69 million. While analysts expected MSA Safety Incorporated to report $1.24 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.45 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 16.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $78.11 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of MSA Safety Incorporated were 1.54 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $604.66 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $39.2 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at MSA Safety Incorporated’s (MSA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 13.20%, the RSI 9-day stood at 74.97% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current MSA Safety Incorporated price is up by +2.99% percent or $4.10. At present, MSA shares trade +20.65% above its 20-day simple moving average and +14.57% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +17.65% above its SMA50 and +2.83% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 94.15% and Stochastic coefficient D was 90.18%, while ATR was 3.25. Given the Stochastic reading of 88.69% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 71.16%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 2.01, while the 14-day reading stands at 3.43.

Analyst Ratings

Sidoti upgraded its rating on MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) to a Buy in a note to investors on December 07, 2021. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, MSA is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate MSA Safety Incorporated stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $146.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $136.00 – $157.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) will achieve an average price target of $146.50.


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