MSA Safety Inc (MSA) is Trading Lower on Unusual Volume for December 21

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MSA Safety Inc (MSA) experienced unusually high volume on Dec. 21, as the stock lost 1.4% to a closing price of $42.12. The stock saw 351,097 shares trade hands over the course of the day on 1,390 trades. Given that the stock’s average daily volume over the last month has been 134,864 shares a day, this represents a pretty substantial spike over the norm.

MSA Safety Inc has a P/B ratio of 3.03. It also has a P/E ratio of 19.4. The stock has traded between $54.54 and $38.32 over the last 52-weeks, its 50-day SMA is now $43.82, and its 200-day SMA $45.93.

MSA Safety Incorporated develops, manufactures & supplies products that protect people's health & safety. Its products include fixed gas & flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, head protection products and fall protection devices.

Headquartered in Cranberry Township, PA, MSA Safety Inc has 5,000 employees and is currently under the leadership of CEO William M. Lambert.

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