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MSC Industrial sizzles, Enzo stumbles in new fiscal year

  MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. Headquarters: Melville Industry: Capital goods NYSE: MSM Reporting Date: Jan. 9, 2018 Reporting Quarter: 1Q FY2019 Quarter Ended: Dec. 1, 2018 Numbers: Net first-quarter sales were reported as $831.6 million, an 8.2 percent improvement over the $768.6 million reported for the same quarter last fiscal year. Quarterly net income was reported as $74.2 million, a 24.6 percent increase from the $59.6 million reported for 1Q FY2018, while quarterly diluted earnings-per-share…


No. 357: Dodging bullets, firing lasers, icing the heat-pump competition and remembering Stan the Man (excelsior!)

Middle march: We’re equidistant from the beginning and the end of the workweek, which must make today Wednesday. Congratulations, dear reader, you’re halfway home. It’s Nov. 14 out there, and yes, the season’s first snow is in Thursday’s forecast – but as of late Tuesday, the heavy stuff was predicted to stay to the north and Long Island was looking at less snow than freezing rain and sleet. So that should cheer you up. Insulating:…


No. 353: Don’t be scared, it’s just our Halloween edition (featuring spacemen, blood machines and ghost chickens)

  In the spirit: Welcome to Wednesday, fearless readers, the midpoint of another busy week of socioeconomic innovation and the start of another holiday season. It is, of course, Oct. 31, a date that needs no introduction – though whether Halloween is a pagan ritual dating back to Celtic Druids, as many believe, or actually a Christian creation is open to some debate. Boo: Either way, the first jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips, the fear…