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Best Industrial Distribution Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top industrial distribution stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best industrial distribution stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the industrial distribution industry.

Industry: Industrial Distribution
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
GWW
WW GRAINGER INC
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$24.77B$486.90-1.40%$2.07B19.12x2.08
WCC
WESCO INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$5.94B$116.90-1.76%$1.35B9.35x2.37
FAST
FASTENAL CO
NASDAQ
Industrial Distribution
$26.76B$46.57-2.14%$1.54B26.02x0.45
AIT
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES INC
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$3.87B$100.660.96%$410.13M15.05x1.13
TITN
TITAN MACHINERY INC
NASDAQ
Industrial Distribution
$626.71M$27.77-5.86%$148.74M7.21x1.27
DSGR
DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Industrial Distribution
$542.12M$27.88-0.71%$38.03M25.81x1.26
MSM
MSC INDUSTRIAL DIRECT CO INC
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$4.10B$73.28-1.76%$504.38M13.55x1.01
SITE
SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY INC
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$4.57B$101.37-3.98%$392.10M16.25x1.09
WSO
WATSCO INC
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$9.98B$256.03-4.21%$722.37M18.94x0.86
DXPE
DXP ENTERPRISES INC
NASDAQ
Industrial Distribution
$446.67M$23.70-1.13%$92.55M12.61x1.62
FERG
FERGUSON PLC
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$22.09B$104.03-2.71%$3.14B1,061.53x2.36
GIC
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL CO
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$1.01B$26.52-2.68%$143.20M9.05x1.69
CNM
CORE & MAIN INC
NYSE
Industrial Distribution
$5.58B$22.71-1.65%$626.30M11.89x1.93
TRNS
TRANSCAT INC
NASDAQ
Industrial Distribution
$542.37M$71.861.70%$24.28M49.90x1.03
PKOH
PARK OHIO HOLDINGS CORP
NASDAQ
Industrial Distribution
$145.36M$11.34-1.48%$43.50M-7.56x3.65
EVI
EVI INDUSTRIES INC
NYSEMKT
Industrial Distribution
$217.14M$17.342.97%$11.73M57.80x0.96

Industrial Distribution Stocks FAQ

What are the best industrial distribution stocks to buy right now in Oct 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best industrial distribution stocks to buy right now are:

1. Ww Grainger (NYSE:GWW)


Ww Grainger (NYSE:GWW) is the top industrial distribution stock with a Zen Score of 61, which is 15 points higher than the industrial distribution industry average of 46. It passed 23 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Ww Grainger has seen its stock return 21.2% over the past year, overperforming other industrial distribution stocks by 30 percentage points.

Ww Grainger has an average 1 year price target of $529.29, an upside of 8.71% from Ww Grainger's current stock price of $486.90.

Ww Grainger stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering Ww Grainger, 12.5% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 37.5% have issued a Buy, 12.5% have issued a hold, while 12.5% have issued a Sell rating, and 25% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Wesco International (NYSE:WCC)


Wesco International (NYSE:WCC) is the second best industrial distribution stock with a Zen Score of 58, which is 12 points higher than the industrial distribution industry average of 46. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Wesco International has seen its stock lose -0.45% over the past year, overperforming other industrial distribution stocks by 8 percentage points.

Wesco International has an average 1 year price target of $165.83, an upside of 41.86% from Wesco International's current stock price of $116.90.

Wesco International stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering Wesco International, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Fastenal Co (NASDAQ:FAST)


Fastenal Co (NASDAQ:FAST) is the third best industrial distribution stock with a Zen Score of 58, which is 12 points higher than the industrial distribution industry average of 46. It passed 22 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Fastenal Co has seen its stock lose -11.83% over the past year, underperforming other industrial distribution stocks by -3 percentage points.

Fastenal Co has an average 1 year price target of $51.00, an upside of 9.51% from Fastenal Co's current stock price of $46.57.

Fastenal Co stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 5 analysts covering Fastenal Co, 20% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 60% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 20% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the industrial distribution stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 8 industrial distribution stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 industrial distribution stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Park Ohio Holdings (NASDAQ:PKOH)


Park Ohio Holdings (NASDAQ:PKOH) has an annual dividend yield of 4.41%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the industrial distribution industry average of 2.76%. Park Ohio Holdings's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Park Ohio Holdings's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Park Ohio Holdings's dividend payout ratio of -33.3% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Msc Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM)


Msc Industrial Direct Co (NYSE:MSM) has an annual dividend yield of 4.09%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the industrial distribution industry average of 2.76%. Msc Industrial Direct Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Msc Industrial Direct Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Msc Industrial Direct Co's dividend payout ratio of 55.5% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Watsco (NYSE:WSO)


Watsco (NYSE:WSO) has an annual dividend yield of 3.24%, which is the same as the industrial distribution industry average of 2.76%. Watsco's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Watsco's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Watsco's dividend payout ratio of 61.4% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are industrial distribution stocks down?

Industrial distribution stocks were down -1.97% in the last day, and down -2.28% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why industrial distribution stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued industrial distribution stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued industrial distribution stocks right now are:

1. Distribution Solutions Group (NASDAQ:DSGR)


Distribution Solutions Group (NASDAQ:DSGR) is the most undervalued industrial distribution stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Distribution Solutions Group has a valuation score of 86, which is 38 points higher than the industrial distribution industry average of 48. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Distribution Solutions Group's stock has dropped -45.74% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the industrial distribution industry by -37 percentage points.

2. Dxp Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE)


Dxp Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE) is the second most undervalued industrial distribution stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Dxp Enterprises has a valuation score of 86, which is 38 points higher than the industrial distribution industry average of 48. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Dxp Enterprises's stock has dropped -21.65% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the industrial distribution industry by -13 percentage points.

3. Wesco International (NYSE:WCC)


Wesco International (NYSE:WCC) is the third most undervalued industrial distribution stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Wesco International has a valuation score of 71, which is 23 points higher than the industrial distribution industry average of 48. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Wesco International's stock has dropped -0.45% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the industrial distribution industry by 8 percentage points.

Are industrial distribution stocks a good buy now?

40% of industrial distribution stocks rated by analysts are a hold right now. On average, analysts expect industrial distribution stocks to rise by 24.14% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the industrial distribution industry?

The average P/E ratio of the industrial distribution industry is 226.5x.
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