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MSC Industrial Direct Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.31 (+0.46 %)
(As of 10/23/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $68.01
50-Day Range
MA: $64.61
52-Week Range
Now: $68.01
Volume248,389 shs
Average Volume577,668 shs
Market Capitalization$3.77 billion
P/E Ratio14.23
Dividend Yield4.43%
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. 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 1.7 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. The company serves through its distribution network of 99 branch offices and 12 customer fulfillment centers. It serves individual machine shops, Fortune 100 manufacturing companies, and government agencies, as well as manufacturers of various sizes. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.01 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Industrial machinery & equipment
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.36 billion
Cash Flow$6.73 per share
Book Value$26.87 per share


Net Income$288.80 million


Market Cap$3.77 billion
Next Earnings Date10/27/2020 (Confirmed)
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MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) Frequently Asked Questions

How has MSC Industrial Direct's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

MSC Industrial Direct's stock was trading at $53.36 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MSM stock has increased by 27.5% and is now trading at $68.01.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of MSC Industrial Direct?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MSC Industrial Direct in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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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 Tuesday, October 27th 2020.
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How can I listen to MSC Industrial Direct's earnings call?

MSC Industrial Direct will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, October 27th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were MSC Industrial Direct's earnings last quarter?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 8th. The industrial products company reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.16 by $0.24. The industrial products company earned $834.97 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $835.02 million. MSC Industrial Direct had a return on equity of 19.58% and a net margin of 8.07%.
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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, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 10th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Tuesday, November 24th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.41%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 9th.
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What guidance has MSC Industrial Direct issued on next quarter's earnings?

MSC Industrial Direct updated its fourth quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Thursday, September, 10th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $747.7-747.7 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $755.34 million.

What price target have analysts set for MSM?

8 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for MSC Industrial Direct's shares. Their forecasts range from $60.00 to $82.00. On average, they anticipate MSC Industrial Direct's stock price to reach $72.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.9% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct saw a drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,480,000 shares, a drop of 12.9% from the September 15th total of 1,700,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 443,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Currently, 3.3% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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 49, Pay $1.37M)
  • Mr. Steve Armstrong, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 62, Pay $549.84k)
  • Mr. Steven N. Baruch, Exec. VP and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer (Age 52, Pay $451.56k)
  • Mr. Douglas E. Jones, Exec. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 56, Pay $527.36k)
  • Ms. Kristen Actis-Grande, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 39)
  • Mr. Charles Bonomo, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. John G. Chironna, VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer
  • Mr. Paul Mason, Director of Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Edward F. Martin Jr., Sr. VP of Sales & Customer Success (Age 50)
  • Ms. Kari Heerdt, Sr. VP of New Bus. Innovation & Transformation (Age 52)

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 investors include Copeland Capital Management LLC (0.81%), QV Investors Inc. (0.34%), Professional Advisory Services Inc. (0.30%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.25%), Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID (0.20%) and Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.12%). Company insiders that own MSC Industrial Direct stock include Charles Bonomo, David Wright, Denis F Kelly, Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, Gregory Polli, Rustom Jilla, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch.
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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 QV Investors Inc., Copeland Capital Management LLC, Denali Advisors LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Rockland Trust Co., Red Spruce Capital LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID. Company insiders that have sold MSC Industrial Direct company stock in the last year include Charles Bonomo, Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, and Rustom Jilla.
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Which institutional investors are buying MSC Industrial Direct stock?

MSM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Professional Advisory Services Inc., Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Pacer Advisors Inc., Sound Income Strategies LLC, Martin Capital Partners LLC, NEXT Financial Group Inc, and Retirement Systems of Alabama.
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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 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 $68.01.

How big of a company is MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct has a market capitalization of $3.77 billion and generates $3.36 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $288.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.29 on an earnings per share basis. MSC Industrial Direct employs 6,500 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 10/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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