Weakness Seen in Mine Safety (MSA): Stock Down 6.1% - Tale of the Tape

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Mine Safety Appliances Co. ( MSA ) saw a big move last session, as the company's shares fell by over 6% on the day. The move came on pretty good volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the most recent downtrend for MSA, as the stock is now down over 13% since Jan 22.

This slump shouldn't be too much of a surprise to investors, as this medical appliance and equipment manufacturer has seen a negative revision in the past few weeks and its current year earnings consensus has moved lower over the last 30 days. This suggests there may be more trouble down the road. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent slump will continue, as the earnings picture definitely suggests that this might be the case.

MSA currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) while its Earnings ESP is negative.


Investors interested in the broader Medical sector can consider Lannett Company, Inc. ( LCI ), NuVasive, Inc. ( NUVA ) and Gentium S.p.A ( GENT ). All these carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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