NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE: MSA) is tomorrow, May 19, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $36.93 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%.

The average volume for Mine Safety has been 102,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mine Safety has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 18% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 29.6, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 29.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Mine Safety as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Mine Safety Ratings Report.

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