Why You Need To Be Cautious About MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA), Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (SSD)

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) shares ended at $101.94 with 0.17 mln shares exchanging hands. That puts the market capitalization at $3.88 bln. It opened the session with a $101.56 price tag, later ranging from $100.68 to $102.05, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The stock stands nearly -8.02% off versus the 52-week high and 42.63% away from the 52-week low. The number of shares currently owned by investors are 38.11 mln.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $102 on the shares of MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA). The consensus rating is 2.5, suggesting the market has given up on the stock.

The current price is staying above the SMA lines which signify strength and is generally healthy/positive and may provide the momentum for driving the share price higher. Current price places the company’s stock 3.05% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 3.01%, away from the 50-day average and also 2.71% away from 20-day average.

For this year, MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE:MSA) is performing 8.14%. Over the past five trading sessions it is 1.72%; 3.6% for the month; -6.31% for the last quarter; 1.77% for the past six-months; and 40.09% for the last 12 months. The last close places the company’s stock about $8.89 off its 52 week high of $110.83 and $30.47 above the 52 week low of $71.47.

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD) closed up +0.45 points or 0.78% at $58.29 with 0.29 mln shares exchanging hands. Current price level places the company’s stock about -25.61% from the 52-week high and 17.66% away from the 52-week low. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $65.75 on the company shares. The consensus rating is 2.3, suggesting the market has given up on the stock.

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (SSD) opened the session with a $57.88 price tag, later ranging from $57.79 to $58.65, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The stock stands nearly $20.48 off versus the 52-week high of $78.36 and $8.34 above the 52-week low of $49.54. The number of shares currently owned by investors are 46.13 mln. The current price change puts the market capitalization at $2.69 bln.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 2 and Overweight is 0 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 0 and 0, respectively. Also, the Hold rating count is 2 as of 2/11/2019. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 2 Buy, 0 Overweight, 0 Sell, 2 Hold and 0 Underweight. Investors might also notice that three month ago the Buy recommendations (2) outnumbered Sell recommendations (0). The count of Hold ratings in that period was 2.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD) are -4.35%; 0.69% for the month; -2.28% for the last quarter; -19.42% for the past six-months; and 3.37% for the last 12 months. The current price is staying above the SMA lines which signify strength and is generally healthy/positive and may provide the momentum for driving the share price higher. Current price places the company’s stock -8.02% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 2.84%, away from the 50-day average and also -1.88% away from 20-day average. The stock is performing 7.69% year to date.