Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.22, from 0.92 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 11 investors sold MSA Safety Incorporated shares while 69 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 28.47 million shares or 6.10% more from 26.83 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported.
State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Tiaa Cref Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 67,360 shares in its portfolio. Ancora Advsrs Ltd Co accumulated 3,000 shares. Crawford Invest Counsel accumulated 21,204 shares. Gemmer Asset Lc accumulated 143 shares. Rodgers Brothers invested in 31,233 shares or 0% of the stock. Channing Cap Mgmt Ltd Com reported 510,112 shares stake. Toronto Dominion Bank & Trust owns 15 shares. Park National Oh stated it has 0.01% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Jpmorgan Chase And Co holds 0.03% or 1.16M shares. First Republic Investment Management invested 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Quantbot Technologies L P has 4,800 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 389,094 were reported by American Century Companies Inc. Deutsche National Bank Ag stated it has 0% in MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA). Bluemountain Management Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 7,054 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.
Since October 30, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $3.76 million activity. The insider Krause Kenneth D. sold $168,204. 10,568 MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) shares with value of $1.13 million were sold by MCCLAINE DOUGLAS K. $335,687 worth of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) was sold by Blanco Steven C. Sr..
The stock of Msa Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) registered an increase of 28.14% in short interest. MSA’s total short interest was 692,200 shares in March as published by FINRA. Its up 28.14% from 540,200 shares, reported previously. With 162,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their MSA’s short positions. The short interest to Msa Safety Incorporated’s float is 1.96%.
The stock increased 0.71% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $102.02. About 333,306 shares traded or 68.76% up from the average. MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) has risen 26.17% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.80% 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 $3.93 billion. The firm operates through Americas and International divisions. It has a 32.08 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.
MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) Ratings Coverage
Among 2 analysts covering MSA Safety (NYSE:MSA), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. MSA Safety had 5 analyst reports since December 21, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 21 with “Hold”. The stock of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, December 21.
More notable recent MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Goldfield Announces 2018 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results – GlobeNewswire” on March 12, 2019, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “MSA Takes Safety to New Heights – PR Newswire” published on October 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “MSA Safety Inc. (MSA) CEO Nish Vartanian on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on February 22, 2019. More interesting news about MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Nish Vartanian Elected to IAFF Foundation Board of Directors – PRNewswire” published on February 18, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “MSA Safety Isn’t Overvalued, Just Binary – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: June 12, 2018.