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Trade-Ideas LLC identified MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA) as a strong on high relative volume candidate
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The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. MSA Safety Inc presently has an above average rank, in the top 50% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.
In trading on Monday, shares of Mine Safety Appliances Co crossed below their 200 day moving average of $49.97, changing hands as low as $48.93 per share. Mine Safety Appliances Co shares are currently trading down about 2.8% on the day.
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Shareholders of Mine Safety Appliances Co looking to boost their income beyond the stock's 2.6% annualized dividend yield can sell the June 2014 covered call at the $50 strike and collect the premium based on the $1.75 bid, which annualizes to an additional 7.1% rate of return against the current stock price (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost), for a total of 9.7% annualized rate in the scenario where the stock is not called away. Any upside above $50 would be lost if the stock rises there and is called away, but MSA shares would have to advance 5.9% from current levels for that to occur, meaning that in the scenario where the stock is called, the shareholder has earned a 9.6% return from this trading level, in addition to any dividends collected before the stock was called.
Investors considering a purchase of Mine Safety Appliances Co stock, but tentative about paying the going market price of $51.17/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the March 2014 put at the $45 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $1.40.
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The ex-dividend date for Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE:MSA) is tomorrow, May 17, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $42.67 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.6%.
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Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE:MSA) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $44.25, above its previous 52-week high of $42.47 with 17,818 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 144,100 shares over the past 30 days.
Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE:MSA) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $42.38, above its previous 52-week high of $42.22 with 7,521 shares traded as of 10:34 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 118,600 shares over the past 30 days.
Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE:MSA) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $41, above its previous 52-week high of $40.91 with 6,238 shares traded as of 9:57 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 118,600 shares over the past 30 days.
The ex-dividend date for Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE:MSA) is tomorrow, February 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $35.95 as of 9:40 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.9%.
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Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE:MSA) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 686,295 shares changing hands. It is currently at 5.8 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.26 (+3.8%).
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