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Fastenal Company (FAST)

52.3   0.56 (1.08%) 03-24 16:00
Open: 51.66 Pre. Close: 51.74
High: 52.43 Low: 51.15
Volume: 2,552,395 Market Cap: 29,861(M)

Technical analysis

as of: 2023-03-24 4:25:52 PM
Stoxline posted a SELL today, upgraded from strong sell. Downward movement continues, but could change at any time.
Target: Six months: 61.64     One year: 63.38
Support: Support1: 50.36    Support2: 41.9
Resistance: Resistance1: 52.78    Resistance2: 54.27
Pivot: 52.32
Moving Average: MA(5): 52.43     MA(20): 52.3
MA(100): 50.61     MA(250): 51.1
MACD: MACD(12,26): 0.1     Signal(9): 0.2
Stochastic oscillator: %K(14,3): 33.5     %D(3): 43.3
RSI: RSI(14): 51.2
52-week: High: 60.74  Low: 43.72
Average Vol(K): 3-Month: 3,339 (K)  10-Days: 3,618 (K)

Price, moving averages and Bollinger Bands

Price has closed below its short-term moving average. Short-term moving average is currently above mid-term; and above long-term moving average. From the relationship between price and moving averages: This stock is NEUTRAL in short-term; and BULLISH in mid-long term.
[ FAST ] has closed above bottom band by 49.1%. Bollinger Bands are 46.6% narrower than normal. The narrow width of the bands suggests low volatility as compared to its normal range. The bands have been in this narrow range for 0 bars. This is a sign that the market may be about to initiate a new trend.

Stock Price Prediction

Update at 5:00pm EST
If tomorrow: Open lower Open higher
High: 52.45 - 52.77 52.77 - 53.07
Low: 50.4 - 50.78 50.78 - 51.13
Close: 51.72 - 52.28 52.28 - 52.81

Company Description

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, North America, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and related industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. The company's fastener products include threaded fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and construction projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines. It also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including pins, machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories. The company serves the manufacturing market comprising original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair, and operations; and non-residential construction market, which includes general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors. It also serves farmers, truckers, railroads, mining companies, schools, and retail trades; and oil exploration, production, and refinement companies, as well as federal, state, and local governmental entities. The company distributes its products through a network of 3,209 in-market locations and 15 distribution centers. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.

Headline News

Sun, 26 Mar 2023
Godsey & Gibb Inc. acquires 316,911 Fastenal shares (NASDAQ ... - Best Stocks

Sat, 25 Mar 2023
Godsey & Gibb Inc. Purchases Shares of 316911 Fastenal ... - MarketBeat

Fri, 24 Mar 2023
P/E Ratio Insights for Fastenal - Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) - Benzinga

Thu, 23 Mar 2023
CalMaine Foods (CALM) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in Store? - Nasdaq

Wed, 22 Mar 2023
Looking Into Fastenal's Recent Short Interest - Fastenal (NASDAQ ... - Benzinga

Mon, 20 Mar 2023
Is Fastenal Setting Up a Furious Flag Breakout? - Nasdaq

Financial Analysis

Price to Book Value: Outperform
P/BV, a ratio used to compare book value to its current market price, to gauge whether a stock is valued properly.
Price to Earnings: Outperform
PE, the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its earnings per share (EPS).
Discounted cash flow: Outperform
DCF, a valuation method used to estimate the value of an investment based on its expected future cash flows.
Return on Assets: Neutral
ROA, indicates how profitable a company is in relation to its total assets, how efficiently uses assets to generate a profit.
Return on Equity: Neutral
ROE, a measure of financial performance calculated by dividing net income by equity. a gauge of profitability and efficiency.
Debt to Equity: Neutral
evaluate financial leverage, reflects the ability of equity to cover outstanding debts in the event of a business downturn.
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Stock Basics & Statistics

Exchange:  NASDAQ
Sector:  Industrials
Industry:  Industrial Distribution
Shares Out. 571 (M)
Shares Float 570 (M)
% Held by Insiders 0.1 (%)
% Held by Institutions 81.5 (%)
Shares Short 14,720 (K)
Shares Short P.Month 15,230 (K)

Stock Financials

EPS 1.9
EPS Est Next Qtl 0.5
EPS Est This Year 1.92
EPS Est Next Year 2.13
Book Value (p.s.) 5.53
Profit Margin (%) 15.5
Operating Margin (%) 20.8
Return on Assets (ttm) 20.5
Return on Equity (ttm) 35
Qtrly Rev. Growth 10.6
Gross Profit (p.s.) 5.63
Sales Per Share 12.22
EBITDA (p.s.) 2.85
Qtrly Earnings Growth 7.4
Operating Cash Flow 941 (M)
Levered Free Cash Flow 600 (M)

Stock Valuations

PE Ratio 27.38
PEG Ratio 4.1
Price to Book value 9.44
Price to Sales 4.27
Price to Cash Flow 31.73

Stock Dividends

Dividend 0.34
Forward Dividend 0
Dividend Yield 0.6%
Dividend Pay Date 2021-11-22
Ex-Dividend Date 2021-10-24
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