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NYSE:MSM

MSC Industrial Direct - MSM Stock Forecast, Price & News

$81.66
+1.22 (+1.52%)
(As of 01/26/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$80.63
$81.95
50-Day Range
$77.03
$85.83
52-Week Range
$71.32
$87.99
Volume
374,216 shs
Average Volume
347,561 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.56 billion
P/E Ratio
12.88
Dividend Yield
3.93%
Price Target
$93.00

MSC Industrial Direct MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
13.9% Upside
$93.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.70% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.32
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.40mentions of MSC Industrial Direct in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$4.26 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
0.99%
From $6.07 to $6.13 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.68 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

7th out of 183 stocks

Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry

1st out of 5 stocks


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About MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) Stock

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. engages in the distribution of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations products and services. 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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MSM Stock News Headlines

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MSM Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 11/29 Dividend
11/14/2022
Dividend Payable
11/29/2022
Last Earnings
1/05/2023
Ex-Dividend for 1/24 Dividend
1/09/2023
Dividend Payable
1/24/2023
Today
1/27/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
3/29/2023
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Industrial machinery & equipment
Sub-Industry
Trading Companies & Distributors
CUSIP
55353010
Employees
6,994
Year Founded
1941

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$93.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$100.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$84.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+13.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$339.79 million
Pretax Margin
12.43%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.69 billion
Cash Flow
$7.54 per share
Book Value
$25.03 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
40,011,000
Market Cap
$4.56 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.02

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Key Executives

  • Erik David Gershwind
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Martina McIsaac
    Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Kristen Actis-Grande
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • John Hill
    Chief Digital & Information Officer
  • Douglas E. Jones
    Chief Supply Chain Officer & Executive VP













MSM Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell MSC Industrial Direct stock right now?

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for MSC Industrial Direct in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" MSM shares.
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What is MSC Industrial Direct's stock price forecast for 2023?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for MSC Industrial Direct's stock. Their MSM share price forecasts range from $84.00 to $100.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $93.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have MSM shares performed in 2023?

MSC Industrial Direct's stock was trading at $81.70 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, MSM shares have decreased by 0.0% and is now trading at $81.66.
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Are investors shorting MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,240,000 shares, an increase of 76.3% from the December 31st total of 703,400 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 341,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 2.7% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is MSC Industrial Direct's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March 29th 2023.
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How were MSC Industrial Direct's earnings last quarter?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 5th. The industrial products company reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.46 by $0.02. The industrial products company had revenue of $957.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $948.17 million. MSC Industrial Direct had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 26.97% and a net margin of 9.34%.

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 Friday, December 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 10th will be given a dividend of $0.79 per share on Tuesday, January 24th. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.87%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 9th.
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Is MSC Industrial Direct a good dividend stock?

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.93%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 49.84%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MSM will have a dividend payout ratio of 51.55% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Erik Gershwind's approval rating as MSC Industrial Direct's CEO?

274 employees have rated MSC Industrial Direct Chief Executive Officer Erik Gershwind on Glassdoor.com. Erik Gershwind has an approval rating of 70% among the company'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 investors include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.71%), Yacktman Asset Management LP (0.53%), Professional Advisory Services Inc. (0.40%), Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID (0.20%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.18%) and Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC (0.14%). Insiders that own company stock include Charles Bonomo, Douglas E Jones, Douglas E Jones, Edward F Martin, Jr, Elizabeth Bledsoe, Erik Gershwind, Gregory Polli, Kari D Heerdt, Kimberly Shacklett, Louise K Goeser, Mitchell Jacobson, Philip Peller, Steve Armstrong and Steven N Baruch.
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How do I buy shares of MSC Industrial Direct?

Shares of MSM stock 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 $81.66.

How much money does MSC Industrial Direct make?

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) has a market capitalization of $4.56 billion and generates $3.69 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $339.79 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.34 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does MSC Industrial Direct have?

The company employs 6,994 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 Inc, All Integrated Solutions Inc., American Specialty Grinding Co. Inc., Anderson Industrial Supply Inc, Barnes Group Inc, Brooks Precision Supply Inc, Cut-Rite Tool Corp, D.T.C. Tool Corp, Discount Tool and Supply Company, Dolin Supply Inc, Enco Manufacturing Inc, J&L America Inc., J&L Industrial Supply, Kaja Productions Inc, 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, Primeline International Inc, Sid Tool Co. Inc., Swiss Precision Instruments Inc, Wm. F. Hurst Co. LLC, and Wm. F. Hurst Co. LLC.
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How can I contact MSC Industrial Direct?

MSC Industrial Direct's mailing address is 75 MAXESS ROAD, MELVILLE NY, 11747. The official website for the company is www.mscdirect.com. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at (516) 812-2000, via email at cust_service@mscdirect.com, or via fax at 516-349-7096.

This page (NYSE:MSM) was last updated on 1/27/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff