MSC Industrial Direct Co Company Profile (NYSE:MSM)

About MSC Industrial Direct Co (MSM)

MSC Industrial Direct Co logoMSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. is a North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services. The Company's range of MRO products include cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components and electrical supplies. The Company serves a range of customers throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, from individual machine shops, to manufacturing companies, to government agencies, such as the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense. The Company also serves durable and non-durable goods manufacturing, education and healthcare markets, among others. As of September 3, 2016, the Company had operated a network of 12 customer fulfillment centers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Industrial Equipment Wholesale
  • Sub-Industry: Trading Companies & Distributors
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: MSM
  • CUSIP: 55353010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $100.69
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $102.99
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $88.66
  • 52-Week Range: $67.74 - $105.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.34
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.69
  • P/E Growth: 2.31
  • Market Cap: $5.73B
  • Outstanding Shares: 56,698,000
  • Beta: 0.56
  • Net Margins: 8.10%
  • Return on Equity: 18.33%
  • Return on Assets: 11.35%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.27%
  • Current Ratio: 2.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.01%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 9 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.15)
Consensus Price Target: $91.11 (9.77% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/23/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$98.00N/AView Rating Details
1/26/2017Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeSell -> Hold$91.00N/AView Rating Details
1/17/2017Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$75.00 -> $92.00N/AView Rating Details
1/12/2017Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold$104.00 -> $89.00N/AView Rating Details
12/8/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> Hold$105.00N/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016Citigroup IncDowngradeMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016William BlairUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
11/29/2016KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$90.00 -> $97.00N/AView Rating Details
11/21/2016StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$102.00N/AView Rating Details
9/4/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00N/AView Rating Details
7/7/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$64.00 -> $66.00N/AView Rating Details
3/21/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$80.00N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2015Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$73.00 -> $69.00N/AView Rating Details
4/9/2015BB&T Co.DowngradeBuy -> Hold$90.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Earnings by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Earnings History by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/11/2017Q117$0.93$0.95$686.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q416$0.98$1.02$736.53 million$745.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/6/2016Q316$1.00$1.05$727.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/6/2016Q216$0.78$0.80$686.67 million$684.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/6/2016Q116$0.87$0.89$708.73 million$706.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q415$0.95$0.96$739.89 million$727.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/7/2015Q315$0.96$1.03$745.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/8/2015Q215$0.85$0.84$706.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/7/2015Q115$0.98$0.95$732.90 million$731.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q414$1.01$1.02$728.84 million$726.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/9/2014Q314$1.06$1.06$727.35 million$720.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/9/2014Q214$0.85$0.87$665.99 million$661.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/8/2014Q1$0.95$0.99$673.54 million$678.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q413$0.90$0.95$668.50 million$673.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/10/2013Q3 2013$0.98$1.05$637.07 million$636.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/10/2013Q2 2013$0.90$0.90$572.35 million$569.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/10/2013Q1 2013$1.01$1.01$582.62 million$577.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2012Q412$1.07$1.11$632.64 million$635.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/28/2012$1.11$1.10ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/4/2012$0.95$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/5/2012$0.93$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.87$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/30/2011$0.94$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/6/2011$0.70$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/6/2011$0.74$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.97 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.45 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20166$0.77$0.83$0.79
Q2 20163$1.00$1.01$1.00
Q3 20164$0.99$1.01$1.00
Q4 20163$0.97$1.00$0.98
Q1 20172$0.92$0.93$0.93
Q2 20172$0.88$0.90$0.89
Q3 20172$1.08$1.09$1.09
Q4 20172$1.02$1.03$1.03
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Most Recent Dividend:1/24/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:1.78%
Dividend Growth:23.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:47.12% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.34% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
40.45% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)

Dividend History by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 31.28%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 80.99%
Insider Trades by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Insider Trades by Quarter for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/21/2017Christopher DavanzoSVPSell2,942$105.50$310,381.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Douglas E JonesEVPSell19,807$104.50$2,069,831.50View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Kari D HeerdtSVPSell3,563$104.42$372,048.46View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017Christopher DavanzoSVPSell5,000$103.50$517,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2017Gregory PolliSVPSell10,641$103.51$1,101,449.91View SEC Filing  
1/24/2017Philip PellerDirectorSell1,772$101.00$178,972.00View SEC Filing  
1/23/2017Denis F KellyDirectorSell998$100.30$100,099.40View SEC Filing  
1/20/2017David WrightSVPSell2,341$100.00$234,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Denis F KellyDirectorSell774$99.28$76,842.72View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Rustom JillaCFOSell3,806$100.00$380,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Steve ArmstrongSVPSell11,698$100.57$1,176,467.86View SEC Filing  
1/12/2017Charles BonomoVPSell19,667$99.17$1,950,376.39View SEC Filing  
1/12/2017David WrightSVPSell2,866$99.00$283,734.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Christopher DavanzoSVPSell3,881$87.00$337,647.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Douglas E. JonesEVPSell999$84.17$84,085.83View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Steven N. BaruchSVPSell2,169$84.46$183,193.74View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Charles BonomoVPSell4,042$84.00$339,528.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Christopher DavanzoSVPSell3,000$83.50$250,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2016Douglas E JonesEVPSell4,517$73.01$329,786.17View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Steve ArmstrongSVPSell3,732$73.35$273,742.20View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016David SandlerVice ChairmanSell1,500$74.50$111,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016David SandlerVice ChairmanSell5,411$75.99$411,181.89View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Christopher DavanzoSVPSell2,106$76.74$161,614.44View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Steve ArmstrongSVPSell3,732$76.50$285,498.00View SEC Filing  
4/19/2016Charles BonomoVPSell2,661$76.00$202,236.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016Gregory PolliSVPSell12,303$74.80$920,264.40View SEC Filing  
4/11/2016Douglas E JonesEVPSell12,119$76.00$921,044.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016Philip PellerDirectorSell3,674$75.00$275,550.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Denis F KellyDirectorBuy2,000$66.53$133,060.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Steve ArmstrongSVPSell3,732$66.26$247,282.32View SEC Filing  
2/2/2016Denis F. KellyDirectorBuy2,000$64.96$129,920.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2016Denis F KellyDirectorSell1,422$59.46$84,552.12View SEC Filing  
7/8/2015Douglas E JonesEVPSell2,141$71.00$152,011.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Denis F KellyDirectorSell1,402$71.91$100,817.82View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Charles BonomoVPSell2,064$81.29$167,782.56View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Jeffrey KaczkaCFOSell4,952$80.95$400,864.40View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Christopher DavanzoVPSell2,105$89.42$188,229.10View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell21,313$89.63$1,910,284.19View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell916$89.49$81,972.84View SEC Filing  
8/15/2014Charles BonomoVPSell2,660$89.00$236,740.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Jeffrey KaczkaCFOSell4,952$88.39$437,707.28View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell30,000$89.58$2,687,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell5,710$90.32$515,727.20View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell5,000$91.62$458,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014Erik GershwindCEOSell25,000$91.53$2,288,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell44,848$89.81$4,027,798.88View SEC Filing  
5/7/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell25,000$89.51$2,237,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Douglas JonesEVPSell4,732$92.00$435,344.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Thomas CoxVPSell2,000$91.50$183,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2014Thomas CoxVPSell5,000$89.00$445,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Douglas JonesEVPSell2,125$90.05$191,356.25View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell12,500$89.97$1,124,625.00View SEC Filing  
1/17/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell1,900$88.61$168,359.00View SEC Filing  
1/17/2014Steve ArmstrongSVPSell3,422$88.79$303,839.38View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014Eileen McguireEVPSell46,814$88.56$4,145,847.84View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell25,000$88.43$2,210,750.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2014David SandlerChairmanSell3,727$87.87$327,491.49View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014David SandlerChairmanSell19,933$86.65$1,727,194.45View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014Erik GershwindCEOSell16,332$86.17$1,407,328.44View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell90,002$86.60$7,794,173.20View SEC Filing  
1/13/2014Erik GershwindCEOSell13,334$85.03$1,133,790.02View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Charles BonomoVPSell4,591$84.86$389,592.26View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Erik GershwindCEOSell20,334$85.17$1,731,846.78View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell40,002$84.91$3,396,569.82View SEC Filing  
1/9/2014Christopher DavanzoVPSell2,434$84.63$205,989.42View SEC Filing  
1/9/2014David SandlerChairmanSell11,830$84.10$994,903.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Denis KellyDirectorSell5,000$76.72$383,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013Eileen McguireEVPSell10,000$75.26$752,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell12,000$83.90$1,006,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Erik GershwindCEOSell25,000$84.31$2,107,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Philip PellerDirectorSell5,526$84.00$464,184.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Thomas CoxVPSell10,000$84.27$842,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Charles BonomoVPSell5,320$84.10$447,412.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Steve ArmstrongSVPSell4,310$79.73$343,636.30View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell30,000$83.64$2,509,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Douglas E JonesEVPSell12,119$83.58$1,012,906.02View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell49,992$83.95$4,196,828.40View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Erik GershwindCEOSell5,950$83.50$496,825.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Christopher DavanzoVPSell2,210$83.55$184,645.50View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Erik GershwindCEOSell4,050$83.50$338,175.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell30,000$82.78$2,483,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell45,000$81.79$3,680,550.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Mitchell JacobsonDirectorSell30,000$80.81$2,424,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2012Denis KellyDirectorSell5,000$69.84$349,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2012Denis F KellyDirectorSell5,000$73.26$366,300.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
Latest Headlines for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)
DateHeadline logoTechnical Roundup on Equipment Wholesale Stocks -- W.W. Grainger, MSC Industrial Direct, WESCO, and HD Supply (NYSE:MSM) - March 16 at 9:08 AM logoMSC Industrial Supply Co. To Webcast Review Of 2017 Fiscal Second Quarter Results (NYSE:MSM) - March 14 at 5:47 PM logoMSC Industrial Direct Co. (MSM) Presents At The Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference 2017 (NYSE:MSM) - March 8 at 7:25 PM logoMSC Industrial Supply Co. To Present At Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investor Conference (NYSE:MSM) - March 3 at 6:41 PM logoMSC Industrial Direct Reaches Analyst Target Price (NYSE:MSM) - March 2 at 11:54 PM logoMassmart to step up expansion outside South Africa as profit jumps (NYSE:MSM) - February 23 at 8:28 AM logoHow These Equipment Wholesale Stocks are Faring? -- Fastenal, HD Supply, MSC Industrial Direct, and W.W. Grainger (NYSE:MSM) - February 6 at 9:46 AM logoMSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. (MSM) (NYSE:MSM) - January 28 at 1:54 AM logoMSM Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - Nasdaq (NYSE:MSM) - January 26 at 10:19 PM logoMSC Announces Expected Quarterly Earnings Date (NYSE:MSM) - January 19 at 9:25 PM logoMSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC Financials (NYSE:MSM) - January 18 at 7:15 PM logoMSC Industrial Direct and the Green Shoots of Recovery (NYSE:MSM) - January 12 at 7:14 PM logoEdited Transcript of MSM earnings conference call or presentation 11-Jan-17 1:30pm GMT (NYSE:MSM) - January 12 at 12:17 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of MSC Industrial Direct Company Inc. Q1 Earnings Report (NYSE:MSM) - January 11 at 7:17 PM logoMSC Reports Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results (NYSE:MSM) - January 11 at 7:17 PM logo6:50 am MSC Industrial beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 EPS above consensus, revs in-line (NYSE:MSM) - January 11 at 7:16 PM logoMSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements (NYSE:MSM) - January 11 at 7:16 PM logoMSC Industrial beats Street 1Q forecasts (NYSE:MSM) - January 11 at 7:16 PM logoQ1 2017 MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:MSM) - January 11 at 7:16 PM logoPre-Market Earnings Report for January 11, 2017 : MSM, SVU, STAF - Nasdaq (NYSE:MSM) - January 11 at 5:35 AM


Frequently Asked Questions for MSC Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)

What is MSC Industrial Direct Co's stock symbol?

MSC Industrial Direct Co trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSM."

How often does MSC Industrial Direct Co pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MSC Industrial Direct Co?

MSC Industrial Direct Co announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share on Tuesday, January 24th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 6th.

How were MSC Industrial Direct Co's earnings last quarter?

MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 11th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.02. The company earned $686.30 million during the quarter. MSC Industrial Direct Co had a net margin of 8.10% and a return on equity of 18.33%. The firm's revenue was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.89 EPS.

When will MSC Industrial Direct Co make its next earnings announcement?

MSC Industrial Direct Co is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April, 13th 2017.

What guidance has MSC Industrial Direct Co issued on next quarter's earnings?

MSC Industrial Direct Co updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 11th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.86-0.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.86. The company issued revenue guidance of $688-701 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $679.02 million.

Where is MSC Industrial Direct Co's stock going? Where will MSC Industrial Direct Co's stock price be in 2017?

13 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for MSC Industrial Direct Co's shares. Their forecasts range from $66.00 to $105.00. On average, they expect MSC Industrial Direct Co's stock price to reach $91.11 in the next twelve months.

Who owns MSC Industrial Direct Co stock?

MSC Industrial Direct Co's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include New South Capital Management Inc. (3.76%), FMR LLC (3.14%), State Street Corp (2.09%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (1.26%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.21%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.17%). Company insiders that own MSC Industrial Direct Co stock include Charles Bonomo, Christopher Davanzo, David Sandler, David Wright, Denis F Kelly, Douglas E Jones, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Philip Peller, Rustom Jilla, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch.

Who sold MSC Industrial Direct Co stock? Who is selling MSC Industrial Direct Co stock?

MSC Industrial Direct Co's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fiduciary Management Inc. WI, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Arrowpoint Asset Management LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, State Street Corp and Janus Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold MSC Industrial Direct Co stock in the last year include Charles Bonomo, Christopher Davanzo, David Sandler, David Wright, Denis F Kelly, Douglas E Jones, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Philip Peller, Rustom Jilla, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch.

Who bought MSC Industrial Direct Co stock? Who is buying MSC Industrial Direct Co stock?

MSC Industrial Direct Co's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Norges Bank, AQR Capital Management LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, Marshall Wace LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Value Holdings Management CO. LLC.

How do I buy MSC Industrial Direct Co stock?

Shares of MSC Industrial Direct Co can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of MSC Industrial Direct Co stock cost?

One share of MSC Industrial Direct Co stock can currently be purchased for approximately $100.98.

MSC Industrial Direct Co (MSM) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

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