| MSC Industrial Direct Co. is a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services. Co. provides several stock-keeping units through its eCommerce channels, including its website, mscdirect.com; its inventory management solutions; catalogs and brochures; and call-centers and branches. Co.'s range of MRO products includes cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components, and electrical supplies. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MSM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of MSM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MSM versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MSM by allowing them to research MSM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.