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MSC Industrial Direct Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.49 (-0.59 %)
(As of 10/26/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume257,318 shs
Average Volume374,133 shs
Market Capitalization$4.56 billion
P/E Ratio22.56
Dividend Yield3.64%
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About MSC Industrial Direct

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. engages in the distribution of metalworking, and maintenance, repair, and operations products and services to manufacturing companies. Its products include cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking, 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 was founded by Sidney Jacobson in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, NY.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industrial machinery & equipment
Trading Companies & Distributors
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.19 billion
Cash Flow
$6.13 per share
Book Value
$23.75 per share


Net Income
$251.76 million




Market Cap
$4.56 billion
Next Earnings Date
1/5/2022 (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

2.89 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

26th out of 240 stocks

Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry

2nd out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 3.6Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) Frequently Asked Questions

Is MSC Industrial Direct a buy right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MSC Industrial Direct in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" MSC Industrial Direct stock.
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Are investors shorting MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct saw a decline in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 773,100 shares, a decline of 44.0% from the September 15th total of 1,380,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 308,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days. Currently, 1.7% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is MSC Industrial Direct's next earnings date?

MSC Industrial Direct is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 5th 2022.
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How were MSC Industrial Direct's earnings last quarter?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 19th. The industrial products company reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.26. The industrial products company earned $831 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $836.64 million. MSC Industrial Direct had a net margin of 6.44% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.06%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.09 EPS.
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How has MSC Industrial Direct's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

MSC Industrial Direct's stock was trading at $53.36 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MSM shares have increased by 53.5% and is now trading at $81.90.
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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 Thursday, October 14th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Tuesday, November 30th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 15th.
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Is MSC Industrial Direct a good dividend stock?

MSC Industrial Direct pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.64%. The dividend payout ratio of MSC Industrial Direct is 63.29%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSC Industrial Direct will have a dividend payout ratio of 55.45% next year. This indicates that MSC Industrial Direct will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for MSM?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for MSC Industrial Direct's shares. Their forecasts range from $91.00 to $115.00. On average, they anticipate MSC Industrial Direct's stock price to reach $100.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 22.5% from the stock's current price.
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Who are MSC Industrial Direct's key executives?

MSC Industrial Direct's management team includes the following people:
  • Erik David Gershwind, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Kristen Actis-Grande, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Charles Bonomo, Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Douglas E. Jones, Chief Supply Chain Officer & Executive VP
  • Steven N. Baruch, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Executive VP

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

274 employees have rated MSC Industrial Direct CEO Erik Gershwind on Glassdoor.com. Erik Gershwind has an approval rating of 70% among MSC Industrial Direct'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).

What is MSC Industrial Direct's stock symbol?

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

Who are MSC Industrial Direct's major shareholders?

MSC Industrial Direct's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Copeland Capital Management LLC (0.85%), Professional Advisory Services Inc. (0.44%), Capital Advisors Inc. OK (0.39%), Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID (0.20%), Martin Capital Partners LLC (0.12%) and New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%). Company insiders that own MSC Industrial Direct stock include Charles Bonomo, Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Louise K Goeser, Mitchell Jacobson, Philip Peller, Rustom Jilla and Steve Armstrong.
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Which institutional investors are selling MSC Industrial Direct stock?

MSM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Copeland Capital Management LLC, QV Investors Inc., IFP Advisors Inc, Unigestion Holding SA, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, Strs Ohio, IFG Advisory LLC, and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold MSC Industrial Direct company stock in the last year include Charles Bonomo, Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Louise K Goeser, Philip Peller, and Steve Armstrong.
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Which institutional investors are buying MSC Industrial Direct stock?

MSM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Professional Advisory Services Inc., Private Advisor Group LLC, Sound Income Strategies LLC, Koshinski Asset Management Inc., Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc., DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Trust Co. of Vermont, and New York State Teachers Retirement System. Company insiders that have bought MSC Industrial Direct stock in the last two years include Louise K Goeser, and Mitchell Jacobson.
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How do I buy shares of MSC Industrial Direct?

Shares of MSM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is MSC Industrial Direct's stock price today?

One share of MSM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $81.90.

How much money does MSC Industrial Direct make?

MSC Industrial Direct has a market capitalization of $4.56 billion and generates $3.19 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $251.76 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.74 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does MSC Industrial Direct have?

MSC Industrial Direct employs 6,315 workers across the globe.

Does MSC Industrial Direct have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of MSC Industrial Direct: Accurate Holding Inc., All Integrated Solutions, American Specialty Grinding Co. Inc., American Tool Supply, Barnes Group - North American distribution business, Deco Tool Supply, J&L America Inc., J&L Industrial Supply, 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 S.de.R.L. de C.V, MSC Industrial Supply ULC, MSC Services Corp., Mission Real Estate Acquisition Company, Rutland Tool & Supply Co., and Sid Tool Co. Inc..

When was MSC Industrial Direct founded?

MSC Industrial Direct was founded in 1941.

What is MSC Industrial Direct's official website?

The official website for MSC Industrial Direct is www.mscdirect.com.

Where are MSC Industrial Direct's headquarters?

MSC Industrial Direct is headquartered at 75 MAXESS ROAD, MELVILLE NY, 11747.

How can I contact MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct's mailing address is 75 MAXESS ROAD, MELVILLE NY, 11747. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at (516) 812-2000 or via email at [email protected].

This page was last updated on 10/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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