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, 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. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The average volume for Mine Safety has been 128,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mine Safety has a market cap of $1.56 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 27.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 19.7, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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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