MSA Safety Incorporporated (MSA)

134.34 -2.55%
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Pros
Revenue growth higher than the industry and sector averages
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Forward PEG ratio low relative to industry peers
Buy analyst rating
Cons
Stock price high relative to the 52-week range
Company’s profitability is declining
Forward P/E ratio high relative to industry peers
Forward P/B ratio high relative to industry peers
Forward P/S ratio high relative to industry peers
High short interest

Pros

  1. MSA quarterly revenue growth was 12.20%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (5.17% and 11.28%, respectively). See MSA revenue growth chart.
  2. MSA forward dividend yield is 1.57%, higher than the industry (0.28%) and sector (0.78%) forward dividend yields. See MSA forward dividend chart.
  3. MSA PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.34, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See MSA PEG chart.
  4. MSA average analyst rating is Buy. See MSA analyst rating chart.

Cons

  1. MSA stock price ($141.57) is close to the 52-week high ($142.12). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See MSA price chart.
  2. MSA profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -5.82 percentage points. See MSA profitability chart.
  3. MSA forward P/E ratio is 25.65, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See MSA forward P/E ratio chart.
  4. MSA Price/Book ratio is 6.84, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See MSA forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  5. MSA Price/Sales ratio is 3.71, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See MSA forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  6. MSA short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 6.49. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MSA short interest ratio chart.