NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- 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 has a market cap of $1.27 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 27% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Mine Safety Appliances Company engages in the development, manufacture, and supply of products that protect people's health and safety in the fire service, homeland security, oil and gas, construction, and other industries, as well as military worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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