MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) Is a Company that Baird Seems to Like as Upgrade in Given

February 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

  MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) Is a Company that Baird Seems to Like as Upgrade in Given

Investors sentiment increased to 2.1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 19 investors sold MSA Safety Incorporated shares while 41 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 25.38 million shares or 0.20% more from 25.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Barclays Public Limited Company holds 4,024 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.01% or 64,949 shares in its portfolio. Ledyard Bancshares owns 1,630 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Verition Fund Mngmt Lc has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc reported 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). 72,435 were accumulated by Morgan Dempsey Cap Mngmt. Commonwealth Equity Service stated it has 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Clifford Swan Counsel Limited Liability Corporation has 3,178 shares. Zacks Invest Management holds 0.08% or 40,687 shares in its portfolio. Assetmark Inc, California-based fund reported 37 shares. Sit Assoc Inc reported 0.04% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). 53,360 were reported by Metropolitan Life Insurance New York. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio reported 1,657 shares. Advantus Capital Management reported 0.01% stake. Johnson Invest Counsel Incorporated reported 0.02% stake.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $3.70 million activity. Shares for $2.29M were sold by RYAN JOHN T III on Wednesday, August 30. 705 shares were sold by Vartanian Nishan J., worth $56,017 on Monday, October 30. 5,947 shares were sold by BOVE KERRY M, worth $477,016.

MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) Stock Upgrade

Baird upped the shares of MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA) from a “Neutral” rating to “Outperform” rating in analysts note revealed to investors on 22 February.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 1.8 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 19 investors sold MSA Safety Incorporated shares while 41 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 25.38 million shares or 0.20% more from 25.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Barclays Public Limited Company holds 4,024 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.01% or 64,949 shares in its portfolio. Ledyard Bancshares owns 1,630 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Verition Fund Mngmt Lc has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc reported 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). 72,435 were accumulated by Morgan Dempsey Cap Mngmt. Commonwealth Equity Service stated it has 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Clifford Swan Counsel Limited Liability Corporation has 3,178 shares. Zacks Invest Management holds 0.08% or 40,687 shares in its portfolio. Assetmark Inc, California-based fund reported 37 shares. Sit Assoc Inc reported 0.04% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). 53,360 were reported by Metropolitan Life Insurance New York. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio reported 1,657 shares. Advantus Capital Management reported 0.01% stake. Johnson Invest Counsel Incorporated reported 0.02% stake.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $3.70 million activity. Shares for $2.29M were sold by RYAN JOHN T III on Wednesday, August 30. 705 shares were sold by Vartanian Nishan J., worth $56,017 on Monday, October 30. 5,947 shares were sold by BOVE KERRY M, worth $477,016.

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 has $9100 highest and $52 lowest target. $80’s average target is -3.09% below currents $82.55 stock price. MSA Safety Incorporated had 15 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti downgraded MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) on Tuesday, April 19 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $89 target in Monday, October 23 report. The company was maintained on Friday, October 23 by Barrington Research. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, February 27 by Barrington Research. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 24 by Global Hunter Securities. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird.

The stock increased 2.87% or $2.3 during the last trading session, reaching $82.55. About 217,986 shares traded or 25.38% up from the average. MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has risen 64.52% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.82% the S&P500.

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 $3.14 billion. The firm operates through Americas and International divisions. It has a 37.9 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.

More notable recent MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “MSA to Host Investor Day on March 12, 2018 at the New York Stock Exchange” on February 19, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “MSA Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results” published on February 20, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Safety First: Why Baird Upgraded MSA Safety Shares” on February 22, 2018. More interesting news about MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MSA Announces Third Quarter Results” published on October 19, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why MSA Safety Incorporated Rose 10% in April” with publication date: May 04, 2017.

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