MSA Safety Incorporporated (MSA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 15, 2014

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MSA Safety Incorporporated ( MSA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 15, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $55.02, the dividend yield is 2.25%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MSA was $55.02, representing a -9.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.08 and a 18.32% increase over the 52 week low of $46.50.

MSA is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) and Zimmer Holdings, Inc. ( ZMH ). MSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.15. Zacks Investment Research reports MSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -7.14%, compared to an industry average of 15.5%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MSA Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to MSA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MSA as a top-10 holding:

  • WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund ( DGRS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is DGRS with an decrease of -1.55% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MSA at 1.31%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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Referenced Stocks: MSA , JCI , ZMH , DGRS

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