Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012
Mine Safety Appliances Company ( MSA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased MSA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that MSA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $38.84, the dividend yield is 8.65%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSA was $38.84, representing a -12.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.34 and a 22.1% increase over the 52 week low of $31.81.
MSA is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ( ISRG ) and Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ). MSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.36. Zacks Investment Research reports MSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 9.7%, compared to an industry average of 11%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MSA Dividend History page.