Buy, Sell or Hold? before and after EPS results MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA)

Earnings results for MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA)

MSA Safety Incorporporated is expected* to report earnings on 04/28/2021 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Mar 2021. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 3 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.94. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.18.

MSA Safety last released its quarterly earnings data on February 18th, 2021. The industrial products company reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $388.25 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $334.60 million. MSA Safety has generated $4.80 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.0. MSA Safety has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021.

Analyst Opinion on MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA)

3 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for MSA Safety in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $151.50, predicting that the stock has a possible downside of 4.55%. The high price target for MSA is $165.00 and the low price target for MSA is $138.00. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Buy.”

MSA Safety has received a consensus rating of Buy. The company’s average rating score is 2.67, and is based on 2 buy ratings, 1 hold rating, and no sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $151.50, MSA Safety has a forecasted downside of 4.5% from its current price of $158.72. MSA Safety has received no research coverage in the past 90 days.

Dividend Strength: MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA)

MSA Safety has a dividend yield of 1.08%, which is in the bottom 25% of all stocks that pay dividends. MSA Safety has been increasing its dividend for 11 years. The dividend payout ratio of MSA Safety is 35.83%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSA Safety will have a dividend payout ratio of 35.91% next year. This indicates that MSA Safety will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA)

In the past three months, MSA Safety insiders have sold more of their company’s stock than they have bought. Specifically, they have bought $0.00 in company stock and sold $3,012,755.00 in company stock. Only 7.00% of the stock of MSA Safety is held by insiders. 77.21% of the stock of MSA Safety is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA

Earnings for MSA Safety are expected to grow by 12.71% in the coming year, from $4.25 to $4.79 per share. The P/E ratio of MSA Safety is 44.96, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 24.36. The P/E ratio of MSA Safety is 44.96, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Industrial Products sector average P/E ratio of about 50.52. MSA Safety has a P/B Ratio of 8.43. P/B Ratios above 3 indicate that a company could be overvalued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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