| MSA Safety is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products. Co.'s product line is used in a range of markets, including fire service, the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, construction, industrial manufacturing applications, utilities, mining and the military. Co.'s core products include breathing apparatus where self-contained breathing apparatus is the principal product, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, firefighter helmets and protective apparel and fall protection devices. Co.'s non-core products include respirators, eye and face protection, ballistic helmets and gas masks. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MSA's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of MSA shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MSA versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MSA by allowing them to research MSA shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.