Mine Safety Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MSA)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- 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. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%.

The average volume for Mine Safety has been 118,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mine Safety has a market cap of $1.27 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Mine Safety Appliances Company engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of safety products to protect workers in fire service, homeland security, oil and gas, construction, and other industries, as well as in the military worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mine Safety as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Mine Safety Ratings Report.

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