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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. (NYSE:MSM)?

The company in question is, MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. (NYSE:MSM) currently with a stock price of 73.31 (0.14% today). The market cap for MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. is 4521.45, and is in the sector Services, and Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry. The target price for MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. is 73.5. Currently MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. is trading with a P/E of 19.73, and a forward P/E of 18.53. Average volume for MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. is 495.69 and so far today it is 129431.

Performance in the last year for MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. has been 21.63%. For EPS growth, MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. has seen a growth of -0.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.90%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.60% over the last five years and could be 8.45% for the next five years. MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 2.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.28%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.37%.

Since the IPO date for MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. on the 12/15/1995, MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 32.58%. With MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. trading at 73.31, the dividend yield is 2.35%, and the EPS is 3.71.

So could MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 19.73. The PEG is 2.33, P/S is 1.59 and the P/B is at 3.15. The P/cash is 139.98, with P/free cash flow at 17.95.

MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3.3, and the quick ratio is 1.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.13, and total debt/equity at 0.18.

In terms of margins, MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. has a gross margin of 45.00%, an operating margin of 12.90% and a profit margin of 7.90%.Payout ratio for MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. is 47.10%. Return on assets come to 10.90% with return on investment coming to 13.50%.

Insider ownership for MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc., is at 0.60% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 61.76. While shares float is 47.61. The float short is currently 11.59%, and short ratio is 11.14.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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