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MSA Safety Inc [NYSE: MSA] Sees Increase in Stock Value

Investors can speculate about the future of a stock by watching how its insiders buy and sell stocks. MSA Safety Inc shares valued at $2,038,146 were sold by Vartanian Nishan J. on May 02 ’24. At $185.29 per share, Vartanian Nishan J. sold 11,000 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 56,800 shares worth approximately $10.51 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Vartanian Nishan J. sold 4,099 shares, netting a total of over 761,385 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $185.75 each, the insider now holds 67,800 shares.

Before that, Buck Jonathan D. had sold 305 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $56,578, the Chief Accounting Officer traded MSA Safety Inc shares for $185.50 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 305 shares, worth approximately $0.65 million.

As published in a research note from William Blair on June 12, 2023, MSA Safety Inc [MSA] has been rated up from a Mkt perform to an Outperform. Analysts at Sidoti upgraded the stock from ‘”a Neutral”‘ to ‘”a Buy”‘ outlook in a report released in early December. As of March 24, 2020, Sidoti has increased its “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” for MSA. Earlier on January 10, 2019, William Blair initiated its rating. Their recommendation was “a Mkt perform” for MSA stock.

Analyzing MSA Stock Performance

During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -1.45%. Over the course of the year, MSA Safety Inc shares have jumped approximately 9.58%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $196.02 on 04/05/24 and a 52-week low of $160.02 on 01/17/24. A 50-day SMA is recorded $184.53, while a 200-day SMA reached $174.36. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 0.13 million shares from 0.22 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for MSA Safety Inc (MSA)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 184.17, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 183.34. In the upper region, resistance lies at 185.96. The next price resistance is at 186.92. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 52.32 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -0.43, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 38.63%, indicating low price movement. Stochastics%K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

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