NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE: MSA) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it traded at $37.20 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $36.98. Mine Safety is changing hands at $37.05 with 9,739 shares traded as of 9:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 91,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Mine Safety has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Mine Safety Appliances Company develops, manufactures, and supplies health and safety products used by workers in the fire service, homeland security, construction, and other industries, as well as the military. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.5, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Mine Safety as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Mine Safety Ratings Report.

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