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MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$100.08
+1.35 (+1.37%)
(As of 02/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$98.50
$100.23
50-Day Range
$92.63
$103.51
52-Week Range
$77.99
$105.77
Volume
355,709 shs
Average Volume
346,904 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.64 billion
P/E Ratio
17.02
Dividend Yield
3.32%
Price Target
$105.00

MSC Industrial Direct MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.9% Upside
$105.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.67% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.32
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.20mentions of MSC Industrial Direct in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$25.11 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.34%
From $5.91 to $6.58 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.27 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

37th out of 176 stocks

Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry

1st out of 5 stocks


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About MSC Industrial Direct Stock (NYSE:MSM)

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company's MRO products include cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock products, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components, and electrical supplies. It offers stock-keeping units through its catalogs and brochures; e-commerce channels, including its website, mscdirect.com; inventory management solutions; and customer care centers, customer fulfillment centers, regional inventory centers, and warehouses. The company serves individual machine shops, manufacturing companies, and government agencies. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.

MSM Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 11/28 Dividend
11/13/2023
Dividend Payable
11/28/2023
Ex-Dividend for 1/23 Dividend
1/08/2024
Last Earnings
1/09/2024
Dividend Payable
1/23/2024
Today
2/21/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/02/2024
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Industrial machinery & equipment
Sub-Industry
Trading Companies & Distributors
CUSIP
55353010
Employees
7,377
Year Founded
1941

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$105.00
High Stock Price Target
$124.00
Low Stock Price Target
$89.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+4.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.80
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$343.23 million
Pretax Margin
10.98%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.01 billion
Cash Flow
$7.62 per share
Book Value
$26.31 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
45,797,000
Market Cap
$5.64 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.96

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MSM Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell MSC Industrial Direct stock right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MSC Industrial Direct in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" MSM shares.
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What is MSC Industrial Direct's stock price target for 2024?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for MSC Industrial Direct's shares. Their MSM share price targets range from $89.00 to $124.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $105.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have MSM shares performed in 2024?

MSC Industrial Direct's stock was trading at $101.26 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, MSM stock has decreased by 1.2% and is now trading at $100.08.
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Are investors shorting MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct saw a decline in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,220,000 shares, a decline of 13.5% from the December 31st total of 1,410,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 439,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days. Approximately 2.8% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is MSC Industrial Direct's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 2nd 2024.
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How were MSC Industrial Direct's earnings last quarter?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 9th. The industrial products company reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.05. The industrial products company had revenue of $954 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $971.31 million. MSC Industrial Direct had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 23.46% and a net margin of 8.27%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.48 earnings per share.

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

MSC Industrial Direct announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be given a dividend of $0.83 per share on Tuesday, January 23rd. This represents a $3.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 8th.
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Is MSC Industrial Direct a good dividend stock?

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) pays an annual dividend of $3.32 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.36%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 56.46%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSM will have a dividend payout ratio of 50.46% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for MSM.

What is Erik Gershwind's approval rating as MSC Industrial Direct's CEO?

274 employees have rated MSC Industrial Direct Chief Executive Officer Erik Gershwind on Glassdoor.com. Erik Gershwind has an approval rating of 70% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of MSC Industrial Direct own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other MSC Industrial Direct investors own include Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), AT&T (T), International Business Machines (IBM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), AbbVie (ABBV), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), 3M (MMM) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are MSC Industrial Direct's major shareholders?

MSC Industrial Direct's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.31%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (1.94%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.90%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.52%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.47%) and Capital Research Global Investors (1.37%). Insiders that own company stock include Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, Elizabeth Bledsoe, Erik Gershwind, Kari D Heerdt, Kimberly Shacklett, Kristen Actis-Grande, Louise K Goeser, Mitchell Jacobson, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch.
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How do I buy shares of MSC Industrial Direct?

Shares of MSM stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does MSC Industrial Direct have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of MSC Industrial Direct: AIS All-Integrated-Solutions de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V, AIS Mexico LLC, All Integrated Solutions Inc, All Integrated Solutions Inc., American Specialty Grinding Co Inc., American Specialty Grinding Co.  Inc., American Tool Supply, Anderson Industrial Supply Inc, Barnes Group Inc, Brooks Precision Supply Inc, Cut-Rite Tool Corp, D.T.C. Tool Corp, Deco Tool Supply, Discount Tool and Supply Company, Dolin Supply Inc, Enco Manufacturing Inc, J&L America  Inc., J&L Industrial Supply, Kaja Productions Inc, MSC Acquisition Corp III, MSC Acquisition Corp VI, MSC Acquisition Corp VII, MSC Acquisition Subsidiary LLC, MSC Contract Management  Inc., MSC Foreign Properties Corporation, MSC Import Export LLC, MSC Industrial Supply License Holder 1, MSC Industrial Supply ULC, MSC IndustrialSupply S.de.R.L. de C.V, MSC Services Corp., Mission Real Estate Acquisition Company, Primeline International Inc, Rutland Tool & Supply Co., Sid Tool Co.  Inc., Swiss Precision Instruments Inc, Tower Fasteners, Wm. F. Hurst Co. LLC, and Wm. F. Hurst Co. LLC.
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This page (NYSE:MSM) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff