Briefing on the Fundamentals of MSC Industrial Direct Company

More and more people are talking about MSC Industrial Direct Company over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Farm & Heavy Construction Machinery stock at a price of $86.77? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • MSC Industrial Direct Company has moved -0.6% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -7.6%

  • MSM has an average analyst rating of buy and is -10.37% away from its mean target price of $96.8 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $6.49

  • MSC Industrial Direct Company has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $6.34 and its forward P/E ratio is 13.7

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 3.6 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • MSC Industrial Direct Company is part of the Industrials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 20.49 and an average P/B of 3.78

  • 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 2.1 million stock-keeping units through its catalogs and brochures; e-commerce channels, including its Website,; inventory management solutions; and customer care centers, customer fulfillment centers, regional inventory centers, and warehouses. It operates through a distribution network of 6 customer fulfilment centers, 10 regional inventory centers, and 38 warehouses. 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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