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

+1.38 (+1.51%)
(As of 05/20/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
480,309 shs
Average Volume
330,391 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.21 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

MSC Industrial Direct MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
15.6% Upside
$107.00 Price Target
Short Interest
2.67% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.63mentions of MSC Industrial Direct in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.69 to $6.35 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.

4.72 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

16th out of 167 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,; 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

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/23 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industrial machinery & equipment
Trading Companies & Distributors
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
5 Analysts


Net Income
$343.23 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.01 billion
Cash Flow
$7.67 per share
Book Value
$26.31 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$5.21 billion

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MSM Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

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

5 Wall Street equities 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 equities 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 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices 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 stock price to reach $107.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.6% 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 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, MSM stock has decreased by 8.6% and is now trading at $92.53.
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Are investors shorting MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct saw a decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,180,000 shares, a decline of 25.3% from the April 15th total of 1,580,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 447,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 2.7% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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 Thursday, July 4th 2024.
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How were MSC Industrial Direct's earnings last quarter?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) issued its earnings results on Thursday, March, 28th. The industrial products company reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.16 by $0.02. The industrial products company had revenue of $935.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $946.55 million. MSC Industrial Direct had a net margin of 7.89% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.58%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.45 EPS.

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

MSC Industrial Direct declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, March 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 9th will be given a dividend of $0.83 per share on Tuesday, April 23rd. This represents a $3.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.59%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 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 3.64%. 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 59.61%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSM will have a dividend payout ratio of 52.28% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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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 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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.23%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (1.71%), New South Capital Management Inc. (1.31%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.13%), Paradice Investment Management LLC (0.50%) and Clearbridge Investments LLC (0.48%). Insiders that own company stock include Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, Elizabeth Bledsoe, Erik Gershwind, Kimberly Shacklett, Kristen Actis-Grande, Louise K Goeser, Mitchell Jacobson 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 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 5/21/2024 by Staff

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