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

+1.30 (+1.55%)
(As of 05/27/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
393,477 shs
Average Volume
455,344 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.76 billion
P/E Ratio
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About MSC Industrial Direct

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, and the United Kingdom. Its 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. The company offers approximately 1.9 million stock-keeping units through its catalogs and brochures; e-commerce channels, including its Website, mscdirect.com; inventory management solutions; and call-centers and branches. It operates through a distribution network of 28 branch offices, 11 customer fulfilment centers, and seven regional inventory centers. The company serves individual machine shops, Fortune 1000 manufacturing companies, and government agencies, as well as manufacturers of various sizes. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industrial machinery & equipment
Trading Companies & Distributors
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.24 billion
Cash Flow
$6.33 per share
Book Value
$20.94 per share


Net Income
$216.91 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$4.76 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/26 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

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Overall MarketRank

3.10 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

17th out of 257 stocks

Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 3.6Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 5.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) Frequently Asked Questions

Is MSC Industrial Direct a buy right now?

5 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MSC Industrial Direct in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research 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 the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,120,000 shares, a decline of 15.8% from the March 31st total of 1,330,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 461,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately 2.4% of the company's shares 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, July 6th 2022.
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How were MSC Industrial Direct's earnings last quarter?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March, 30th. The industrial products company reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.25 by $0.04. The industrial products company earned $862.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $856.03 million. MSC Industrial Direct had a net margin of 8.70% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 24.70%. The company's revenue was up 11.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.03 earnings per share.
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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 Tuesday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Tuesday, April 26th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.52%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 11th.
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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 3.57%. The dividend payout ratio of MSC Industrial Direct is 56.71%. 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 47.10% 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?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for MSC Industrial Direct's shares. Their forecasts range from $93.00 to $115.00. On average, they expect MSC Industrial Direct's share price to reach $102.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.9% 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:
  • Mr. Erik David Gershwind, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 51, Pay $1.92M)
  • Ms. Kristen Actis-Grande, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 41, Pay $829.63k)
  • Mr. Steve Armstrong, Sr. VP of Legal Affairs (Age 64, Pay $608.93k)
  • Mr. Douglas E. Jones, Exec. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 58, Pay $620.44k)
  • Mr. Charles Bonomo, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. John G. Chironna, VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer
  • Mr. Paul Mason, Director of Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Steven N. Baruch, Exec. VP and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer (Age 54) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Kim Shacklett, Interim VP of Sales & Customer Success
  • Ms. Elizabeth Bledsoe, Sr. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 49)
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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.81%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.71%), American Century Companies Inc. (6.27%), State Street Corp (2.34%), Yacktman Asset Management LP (2.23%) and First Trust Advisors LP (1.83%). 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, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch.
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Which major investors are selling MSC Industrial Direct stock?

MSM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd., ProShare Advisors LLC, Sei Investments Co., Paradice Investment Management LLC, Invesco Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have sold MSC Industrial Direct company stock in the last year include Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, Louise K Goeser, and Steven N Baruch.
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Which major investors are buying MSC Industrial Direct stock?

MSM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., 59 North Capital Management LP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., State Street Corp, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., and River Road Asset Management LLC. 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 $85.23.

How much money does MSC Industrial Direct make?

MSC Industrial Direct has a market capitalization of $4.76 billion and generates $3.24 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $216.91 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.289990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does MSC Industrial Direct have?

MSC Industrial Direct employs 6,571 workers across the globe.

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, All Integrated Solutions Inc., 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 ULC, MSC IndustrialSupply S.de.R.L. de C.V, MSC Services Corp., Mission Real Estate Acquisition Company, Rutland Tool & Supply Co., Sid Tool Co. Inc., and Wm. F. Hurst Co. LLC.

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.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 516-349-7096.

This page was last updated on 5/28/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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