MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc. ( MSM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 05, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MSM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that MSM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $76.11, the dividend yield is 1.58%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSM was $76.11, representing a -13.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $87.92 and a 23.98% increase over the 52 week low of $61.39.
MSM is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) and Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ). MSM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.07. Zacks Investment Research reports MSM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -5.23%, compared to an industry average of -6.1%.
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]?
The following ETF(s) have MSM as a top-10 holding:
- Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF ( SCHE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHE with an decrease of -11.74% over the last 100 days.
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