Can This Stock Price Climb The Ladder: MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM)?

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) has moved -1.27% over the past week and is currently priced at $88.46 after moving -1.44% in the most recent session.  Despite the cheap price tag, let’s take a closer look at the recent performance and where the price is situated in comparison to its averages.

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) shares have been seen trading -5.40% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by -5.24%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 7.64% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -11.49% off of the 50 day high and 5.60% away from the 50 day low price.

Analysts are predicting earnings per share growth of 7.40% for the current year. The earnings per share growth over the next five years are expected to be 14.97%. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. has had earnings per share growth of -0.20% over the past five years. 

Earnings per share (EPS) the amount of income that “belongs” to each share of common stock. This is a valuable tool that investors use to determine the value and projected value of a stock.  Earnings per share is generally reported in annualized form from the most recent fiscal year. To determine the value, the average number of shares outstanding is usually calculated by averaging the number of shares at the beginning of the fiscal period and the number of shares at the end of the period. 

Currently the return on equity is 19.30% and its debt to equity is 0.39. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. has a total market cap of $4965.26, a gross margin of 44.20% while the profit margin is 8.00% and the ROI is 13.80%.

In terms of performance, we can pore into the stats for MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM).  The stock is -8.48% since the start of 2017. Over the past week, shares are -1.27%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at -7.03%. For the quarter, performance is at 10.62%. During the past six months, MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM)’s stock has been 26.86% and -15.31% for the last 12 months.