5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: MSC Industrial

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, MSC Industrial (NYSE: MSM  ) , which distributes metalworking, maintenance, repair and operations supplies, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MSC Industrial and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

MSC Industrial facts

 

 

Headquarters (Founded)

Southfield, Mich. (1941)

Market Cap

$4.4 billion

Industry

Trading companies and distributors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.3 billion

Management

Vice Chairman/CEO David Sandler (since 2005)
COO Erik Gershwind (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

20.1%

Cash/Debt

$111.0 million / $3.7 million

Dividend Yield

1.4%

Competitors

Align Aerospace LLC
Applied Industrial Technologies
(NYSE: AIT  )
W.W. Grainger
(NYSE: GWW  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 495 members who have rated MSC Industrial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, Binjiling, succinctly summed up the MSC Industrial bull case for our community: "Superbly run domestic company benefiting from industry consolidation and possibly richer mix of manufacturing coming back to the USA. There is cyclicality in the company, but long term, it is a grower."

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