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

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 Nasdaq, Inc.


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

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