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MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. (MSM)

  • Wed, Apr. 8, 8:13 AM
    • MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) reports gross margin rate declined 96 bps to 45.42%.
    • Non-GAAP operating margin rate fell 140 bps to 12.2%.
    • FQ3 Guidance: Net sales: $740M to $752M; Average daily sales growth: 3.6%; GAAP & Adjusted EPS: $0.95 to $0.99.
    • MSM -0.48% premarket.
    • FQ2 results
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  • Apr. 22, 2013, 11:02 AM
    Barnes Group (B -2%) says it's completed the sale of its North American distribution business to MSC Industrial Direct (MSM +0.5%), for approximately $550M in cash. As a result of the sale, B has updated FY13 guidance, saying that it will report the sold unit as discontinued operations beginning with Q1. It now expects FY13 revenue from continuing operations to grow 17% to 20% Y/Y. GAAP EPS are now anticipated to be in the range of $1.71 to $1.86.
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  • Apr. 10, 2013, 11:09 AM
    MSC Industrial (MSM -3.7%) skips the market rally today after its FQ2 missed top line consensus estimates earlier. Net earnings fell 6.6% Y/Y as higher operating costs and weaker margins offset modest revenue growth. The company also forecast its FQ3 to come in below estimates due to soft demand and a lack of midyear price adjustments. It now expects to earn around $0.95 to $0.99 per share, on revenue of $597M to $609M The Street was looking for $1.10 on $633M, respectively.
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  • Jun. 28, 2012, 7:55 AM
    MSC Industrial Direct Company (MSM): FQ3 EPS of $1.10 misses by $0.01. Revenue of $612M (+15% Y/Y) misses by $5.3M. Shares -2% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jun. 5, 2012, 12:04 PM
    Fastenal (FAST) -7.6% after reporting that May net sales grew 13.1%, down from 22.6% last year. Dividend Channel calls the industrial and construction supplies retailer oversold, especially as it ranks the stock highly. Peers W.W. Grainger (GWW -6.5%) and MSC Industrial (MSM -5.%) are also taking a hit.
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Company Description
MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc together with its subsidiaries is a marketer and distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations supplies to customers throughout North America.