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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA)?

The company in question is, MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) currently with a stock price of 56.1 (-0.36% today). The market cap for MSA Safety Incorporated is 2313.78, and is in the sector Services, and Security & Protection Services industry. The target price for MSA Safety Incorporated is 55.83. Currently MSA Safety Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 27.39, and a forward P/E of 18.39. Average volume for MSA Safety Incorporated is 101.83 and so far today it is 23670.

Performance in the last year for MSA Safety Incorporated has been 34.76%. For EPS growth, MSA Safety Incorporated has seen a growth of -19.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.94%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.20% over the last five years and could be 15.00% for the next five years. MSA Safety Incorporated has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 20.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.64%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.31%.

Since the IPO date for MSA Safety Incorporated on the 3/26/1990, MSA Safety Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be 32.26%. With MSA Safety Incorporated trading at 56.1, the dividend yield is 2.34%, and the EPS is 2.06.

So could MSA Safety Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 27.39. The PEG is 1.83, P/S is 1.99 and the P/B is at 3.85. The P/cash is 22.44, with P/free cash flow at 132.98.

MSA Safety Incorporated ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.3, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.82, and total debt/equity at 0.83.

In terms of margins, MSA Safety Incorporated has a gross margin of 43.90%, an operating margin of 12.00% and a profit margin of 6.80%.Payout ratio for MSA Safety Incorporated is 60.60%. Return on assets come to 5.60% with return on investment coming to 7.70%.

Insider ownership for MSA Safety Incorporated, is at 4.80% and institutional ownership comes to 61.80%. Outstanding shares are at 41.09. While shares float is 36.14. The float short is currently 2.40%, and short ratio is 8.51.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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