MSA Safety Incorporporated ( MSA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased MSA 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.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSA was $41.01, representing a -24.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.54 and a 8.84% increase over the 52 week low of $37.68.
MSA is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Edwards Lifesciences Corporation ( EW ) and Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ). MSA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.17. Zacks Investment Research reports MSA's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -6.37%, compared to an industry average of -6.9%.