NYSE:MSM - MSC Industrial Direct Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $82.40 +1.20 (+1.48 %) (As of 03/18/2019 03:20 PM ET)Previous Close$81.20Today's Range$81.49 - $82.5952-Week Range$73.28 - $96.58Volume9,393 shsAverage Volume405,978 shsMarket Capitalization$4.60 billionP/E Ratio16.22Dividend Yield3.07%Beta0.86 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company's MRO products comprise 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 approximately 1,645,000 stock-keeping units through its catalogs; brochures; e-commerce channels, including its Website, mscdirect.com; inventory management solutions; and call-centers and branches. The company serves through its distribution network of 100 branch offices and 12 customer fulfillment centers. It serves individual machine shops, Fortune 100 manufacturing companies, and government agencies. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, New York. Receive MSM News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MSM and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry N/A Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors SectorIndustrial Products Current SymbolNYSE:MSM Previous Symbol CUSIP55353010 CIK1003078 Webwww.mscdirect.com Phone516-812-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.23 Current Ratio2.37 Quick Ratio1.27Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.22 Forward P/E Ratio14.23 P/E Growth1.43 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.20 billion Price / Sales1.43 Cash Flow$6.2424 per share Price / Cash Flow13.20 Book Value$24.82 per share Price / Book3.32Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.08 Net Income$329.22 million Net Margins10.53% Return on Equity21.97% Return on Assets13.48%Miscellaneous Employees6,657 Outstanding Shares55,775,000Market Cap$4.60 billion Next Earnings Date4/9/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) Frequently Asked Questions What is MSC Industrial Direct's stock symbol? MSC Industrial Direct trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MSM." 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 Tuesday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.63 per share on Tuesday, January 22nd. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 7th. View MSC Industrial Direct's Dividend History. How will MSC Industrial Direct's stock buyback program work? MSC Industrial Direct declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, January 11th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 2,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were MSC Industrial Direct's earnings last quarter? MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 9th. The industrial products company reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.01. The industrial products company earned $831.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $830.60 million. MSC Industrial Direct had a return on equity of 21.97% and a net margin of 10.53%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.05 EPS. View MSC Industrial Direct's Earnings History. When is MSC Industrial Direct's next earnings date? MSC Industrial Direct is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 9th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for MSC Industrial Direct. What guidance has MSC Industrial Direct issued on next quarter's earnings? MSC Industrial Direct updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 9th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.22-1.28 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.36. The company issued revenue guidance of $817-833 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $835.25 million.MSC Industrial Direct also updated its Q2 2019 guidance to $1.22-1.28 EPS. What price target have analysts set for MSM? 10 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for MSC Industrial Direct's stock. Their predictions range from $83.00 to $107.00. On average, they expect MSC Industrial Direct's stock price to reach $95.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for MSC Industrial Direct. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for MSC Industrial Direct? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MSC Industrial Direct in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for MSC Industrial Direct. Has MSC Industrial Direct been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about MSM stock has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. MSC Industrial Direct earned a coverage optimism score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of MSC Industrial Direct's key competitors? Some companies that are related to MSC Industrial Direct include Rolls-Royce (RR), Kubota (KUBTY), W W Grainger (GWW), Tenaris (TS), Cimic Group (CIM), Ferguson (FERGY), BAE Systems (BA), Xylem (XYL), BRAMBLES LTD/S (BXBLY), Dover (DOV), ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR (ASHTY), Amcor Limited ADS (AMCRY), Zebra Technologies (ZBRA), IDEX (IEX) and TORAY INDUSTRIE/ADR (TRYIY). 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 Cisco Systems (CSCO), Netflix (NFLX), 3M (MMM), NVIDIA (NVDA), Mcdonald's (MCD), Mastercard (MA), Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI). Who are MSC Industrial Direct's key executives? MSC Industrial Direct's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Erik David Gershwind, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 48)Mr. Rustom F. Jilla BCom, CA(Sri Lanka), CMA(UK), MBA, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)Mr. Steve Armstrong, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 61)Mr. Steven N. Baruch, Exec. VP and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer (Age 51)Mr. Douglas E. Jones, Exec. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 55) Who are MSC Industrial Direct's major shareholders? MSC Industrial Direct's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.43%), American Century Companies Inc. (4.65%), New South Capital Management Inc. (3.24%), Poplar Forest Capital LLC (1.48%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.47%) and Raymond James & Associates (1.37%). Company insiders that own MSC Industrial Direct stock include Charles Bonomo, Christopher Davanzo, David Wright, Denis F Kelly, Douglas E Jones, Erik Gershwind, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Mitchell Jacobson, Philip Peller, Rustom Jilla, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch. View Institutional Ownership Trends for MSC Industrial Direct. Which institutional investors are selling MSC Industrial Direct stock? MSM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., FMR LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, First Trust Advisors LP, New South Capital Management Inc. and Gotham Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold MSC Industrial Direct company stock in the last year include Charles Bonomo, David Wright, Denis F Kelly, Douglas E Jones, Erik Gershwind, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Mitchell Jacobson, Rustom Jilla and Steve Armstrong. View Insider Buying and Selling for MSC Industrial Direct. Which institutional investors are buying MSC Industrial Direct stock? MSM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including River Road Asset Management LLC, Norges Bank, Raymond James & Associates, Poplar Forest Capital LLC, BlackRock Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Squarepoint Ops LLC and Millennium Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for MSC Industrial Direct. 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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is MSC Industrial Direct's stock price today? One share of MSM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $82.41. How big of a company is MSC Industrial Direct? MSC Industrial Direct has a market capitalization of $4.60 billion and generates $3.20 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $329.22 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.08 on an earnings per share basis. MSC Industrial Direct employs 6,657 workers across the globe. What is MSC Industrial Direct's official website? The official website for MSC Industrial Direct is http://www.mscdirect.com. 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] MarketBeat Community Rating for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE MSM)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 288 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 496 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 784MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about MSC Industrial Direct and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MSM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MSM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are municipal bonds?