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MSA Safety: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) _ MSA Safety Inc. (MSA) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $23.2 million.

The Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of 59 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.14 per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share.

The maker of safety products posted revenue of $326 million in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $340.9 million.

MSA Safety shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $106.99, an increase of 22 percent in the last 12 months.

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