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MSC Industrial Direct Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.58 (+0.70 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $83.79
50-Day Range
MA: $84.52
52-Week Range
Now: $83.79
Volume389,798 shs
Average Volume542,100 shs
Market Capitalization$4.66 billion
P/E Ratio20.79
Dividend Yield3.58%
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products 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 distribution network of 98 branch offices and 12 customer fulfilment centres. 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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Overall MarketRank

1.92 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

52nd out of 56 stocks

Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry

1st out of 1 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Industrial machinery & equipment
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.19 billion
Cash Flow$6.05 per share
Book Value$20.34 per share


Net Income$251.76 million


Market Cap$4.66 billion
Next Earnings Date4/14/2021 (Estimated)
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MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) Frequently Asked Questions

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. Since then, MSM shares have increased by 57.0% and is now trading at $83.79.
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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 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" MSC Industrial Direct stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in MSM, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than MSC Industrial Direct?

Wall Street analysts have given MSC Industrial Direct a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but MSC Industrial Direct wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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, April 14th 2021.
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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 Tuesday, January, 5th. The industrial products company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.02. The industrial products company had revenue of $771.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $771.54 million. MSC Industrial Direct had a return on equity of 20.42% and a net margin of 7.14%. The business's revenue was down 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.21 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 Wednesday, December 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Tuesday, January 26th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 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 3.58%. MSC Industrial Direct does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. 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 59.41% 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 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for MSC Industrial Direct's shares. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $96.00. On average, they anticipate MSC Industrial Direct's share price to reach $80.57 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.8%.
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Are investors shorting MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct saw a decline in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,190,000 shares, a decline of 19.6% from the December 15th total of 1,480,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 406,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.
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Who are some of MSC Industrial Direct's key competitors?

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 key executives?

MSC Industrial Direct's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Erik David Gershwind, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 50, Pay $1.09M)
  • Mr. Steve Armstrong, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 63, Pay $471.63k)
  • Mr. Edward F. Martin, Sr. VP of Sales & Customer Success (Age 51, Pay $523.11k)
  • Mr. Douglas E. Jones, Exec. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 57, Pay $526.19k)
  • Ms. Kristen Actis-Grande, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 40)
  • Mr. Charles Bonomo, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 56)
  • 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 53)
  • Ms. Beth Bledsoe, Sr. VP & Chief People Officer (Age 49)

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Martin Capital Partners LLC (0.11%), Sound Income Strategies LLC (0.02%), Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.02%), Rockland Trust Co. (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%) and Raymond James Trust N.A. (0.00%). Company insiders that own MSC Industrial Direct stock include Charles Bonomo, Denis F Kelly, Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, Gregory Polli, Rustom Jilla 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 Brookstone Capital Management, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Martin Capital Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold MSC Industrial Direct company stock in the last year include Douglas E Jones, and Edward F Martin, Jr.
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Which major investors are buying MSC Industrial Direct stock?

MSM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Raymond James Trust N.A., 6 Meridian, Sound Income Strategies LLC, and Rockland Trust Co..
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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.

What is MSC Industrial Direct's stock price today?

One share of MSM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.79.

How big of a company is MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct has a market capitalization of $4.66 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. MSC Industrial Direct employs 6,315 workers across the globe.

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 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 1/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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