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MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. (MSM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 13, 2012

By: News
Posted: 12/11/2012 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: CAJ;DHR;MSM;SCHE

MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. ( MSM ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share scheduled for December 27, 2012. Shareholders who purchased MSM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $71.08, the dividend yield is 5.06%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MSM was $71.08, representing a -16.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.76 and a 15.78% increase over the 52 week low of $61.39.

MSM is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ) and Danaher Corporation ( DHR ). MSM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.09. Zacks Investment Research reports MSM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.75%, compared to an industry average of 6.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MSM Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to MSM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
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The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHE with an increase of 10.48% over the last 100 days.