Analyst Ratings for MSA Safety Inc. (MSA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

MSA Safety Inc. (NYSE:MSA) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. MSA had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

4 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave MSA a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MSA. The highest price target was 91, which equates to a potential upside of 15.79 percent. The minimum price target given was 71, implying potential capital losses of -9.66 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MSA to grow at a rate of 29.93 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MSA is 1.06.

In the last 52-weeks, MSA has achieved a high of 84.86 and a low of 53.10. Today's price is 48 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 7.39 percent. MSA has a price/earnings ratio of 31.82. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MSA value stock report compares MSA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.02 billion. MSA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.