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Fastenal Company (FAST)

45.09   -0.24 (-0.53%) 10-01 09:00
Open: 45.86 Pre. Close: 45.33
High: 45.86 Low: 44.84
Volume: 3,735,390 Market Cap: 25,865M
Fastenal Co. engages in the provision of fasteners, tools, and supplies which can help in the manufacture of products, build structures, protect personnel, and maintain facilities and equipment. The company is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota and currently employs 21,938 full-time employees. The firm is engaged in fastener distribution, and non-fastener maintenance and supply business. As of December 31, 2016, it distributed these supplies through a network of approximately 2,500 stores. Its customers are in the manufacturing and non-residential construction markets. The manufacturing market includes both original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO). The non-residential construction market includes general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal and road contractors. Other users of its products include farmers, truckers, railroads, oil exploration, production and refinement companies, mining companies, federal, state, and local governmental entities, schools and certain retail trades. Its original product offerings are fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies, many of which are sold under the Fastenal product name.

Stock Price Prediction

Update at 5:00pm EST
If tomorrow: Open lower Open higher
High: 46.156 - 46.392 46.392 - 46.573
Low: 44.62 - 44.868 44.868 - 45.058
Close: 45.208 - 45.623 45.623 - 45.942

Technical analysis

as of: 2020-09-30 4:41:20 PM
Stoxline posted a BUY today, same as yesterday. Upward movement continues.
Target: Six months: 55.20     One year: 58.24
Support: Support1: 43.05    Support2: 35.82
Resistance: Resistance1: 47.26    Resistance2: 49.86
Pivot: 44.53
Moving Average: MA(5): 44.94     MA(20): 45.21
MA(100): 44.05     MA(250): 38.85
MACD: MACD(12,26): -0.49     Signal(9): -0.63
Stochastic oscillator: %K(14,3): 72.05     %D(3): 49.70
RSI: RSI(14): 50.71
52-week: High: 49.86  Low: 26.72  Change(%): 47.3
Average Vol(K): 3-Month: 359444  10-Days: 341658

Price, moving averages and Bollinger Bands

Price and moving averages has closed above its Short term moving average. Short term moving average is currently below mid-term; AND above long term moving averages. From the relationship between price and moving averages; we can see that: This stock is NEUTRAL in short-term; and NEUTRAL in mid-long term.
FAST has closed below upper band by 4.7%. Bollinger Bands are 43% narrower than normal. The narrow width of the bands suggests low volatility as compared to FAST's normal range. The bands have been in this narrow range for 1 bars. This is a sign that the market may be about to initiate a new trend.

Headline News

Wed, 30 Sep 2020
Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) Stock is Plummeting, Here is Why - The Oracle Dispatch

Wed, 30 Sep 2020
Fastenal Company (FAST) Seems To Be Turning Some Investors Off - Invest Million

Tue, 29 Sep 2020
Can Fastenal Company (FAST) Remain Competitive? - The News Heater

Tue, 29 Sep 2020
Should You Buy Fastenal Company (FAST) in Industrial Distribution Industry? - InvestorsObserver

Mon, 28 Sep 2020
Fastenal Company Announces Conference Call to Review 2020 Third Quarter Earnings - Business Wire

Wed, 16 Sep 2020
Fastenal Company: Expect Growth Drivers To Gain Strength Over Time - Seeking Alpha

Financial Analysis

Growth measures the growth of both a company's revenue and net income. it tells investors how fast a company is growing.
Profitability measures a company’s ability to generate earnings as compared to its expenses and other relevant costs.
Solvency measures a company's ability to meet its long-term debts. Acceptable solvency ratios will vary from industry to industry.
Efficiency measures the strength of a company's return on invested capital. It can identify business that are better managed or not.
Price to Book Value: Outperform Discounted cash flow: Outperform
Return on Assets: Neutral Price to Earnings: Outperform
Return on Equity: Neutral Debt to Equity: Neutral
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Stock Basics & Statistics

Exchange:  NASDAQ
Sector:  Industrials
Industry:  Industrial Distribution
Shares Out. (M) 573
Shares Float (M) 571
% Held by Insiders 0.33
% Held by Institutions 85.44
Shares Short (K) 17,280
Shares Short P. Month (K) 17,920

Stock Financials

EPS 1.450
EPS Est This Year 1.930
EPS Est Next Year 2.130
Book Value (p.s.) 4.850
Profit Margin 15.07
Operating Margin 20.02
Return on Assets (ttm) 17.7
Return on Equity (ttm) 31.5
Qtrly Rev. Growth 10.3
Gross Profit (p.s.) 4.399
Sales Per Share 9.654
EBITDA (p.s.) 2.200
Qtrly Earnings Growth 16.80
Operating Cash Flow (M) 1,000
Levered Free Cash Flow (M) 626

Stock Valuations

PE Ratio 31.45
PEG Ratio 2.84
Price to Book value 9.40
Price to Sales 4.72
Price to Cash Flow 26.12

Stock Dividends

Dividend 0.940
Forward Dividend
Dividend Yield 0.02
Dividend Pay Date 2020-08-24
Ex-Dividend Date 2020-07-26
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