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S&P 500   5,096.27
DOW   38,996.39
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Pure Storage, Hormel Foods rise; WW International, First Advantage fall, Thursday, 2/29/2024
Bezos and Gates Invest in Search for Tech's Best-Kept Secret (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 2/29/2024
Average long-term US mortgage rises to 6.94% after marking fourth-straight weekly increase
Game-Changing Cancer Tech Nears FDA Completion (Ad)
Best Buy reports lower 4Q sales and profits as shoppers remain cautious
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From Hometown Hero to Franchise Partner — 3 Celebrities Collaborating With Their Hometown Brands
S&P 500   5,096.27
DOW   38,996.39
QQQ   439.00
Pure Storage, Hormel Foods rise; WW International, First Advantage fall, Thursday, 2/29/2024
Bezos and Gates Invest in Search for Tech's Best-Kept Secret (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 2/29/2024
Average long-term US mortgage rises to 6.94% after marking fourth-straight weekly increase
Game-Changing Cancer Tech Nears FDA Completion (Ad)
Best Buy reports lower 4Q sales and profits as shoppers remain cautious
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Game-Changing Cancer Tech Nears FDA Completion (Ad)
It's Leap Day, and You're Probably Working — Here's How 'February 29' Affects Your Paycheck
From Hometown Hero to Franchise Partner — 3 Celebrities Collaborating With Their Hometown Brands
S&P 500   5,096.27
DOW   38,996.39
QQQ   439.00
Pure Storage, Hormel Foods rise; WW International, First Advantage fall, Thursday, 2/29/2024
Bezos and Gates Invest in Search for Tech's Best-Kept Secret (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 2/29/2024
Average long-term US mortgage rises to 6.94% after marking fourth-straight weekly increase
Game-Changing Cancer Tech Nears FDA Completion (Ad)
Best Buy reports lower 4Q sales and profits as shoppers remain cautious
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NASDAQ:FAST

Fastenal (FAST) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$73.01
-0.55 (-0.75%)
(As of 02/29/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$72.47
$73.99
50-Day Range
$61.98
$73.56
52-Week Range
$50.30
$73.99
Volume
4.78 million shs
Average Volume
3.14 million shs
Market Capitalization
$41.78 billion
P/E Ratio
36.14
Dividend Yield
2.14%
Price Target
$62.17

Fastenal MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.9% Downside
$62.17 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.32% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.42
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.72mentions of Fastenal in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$8.31 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.44%
From $2.15 to $2.31 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.85 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

65th out of 203 stocks

Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply & Mobile Home Dealers Industry

3rd out of 4 stocks


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About Fastenal Stock (NASDAQ:FAST)

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 that 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 customers; non-residential construction market; 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. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.

FAST Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/20 Dividend
12/05/2023
Dividend Payable
12/20/2023
Last Earnings
1/18/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/29 Dividend
1/31/2024
Dividend Payable
2/29/2024
Today
3/01/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/11/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Building materials, hardware, garden supply & mobile home dealers
Sub-Industry
Trading Companies & Distributors
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:FAST
CUSIP
31190010
Employees
23,201
Year Founded
1967

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$62.17
High Stock Price Target
$75.00
Low Stock Price Target
$46.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-14.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.16 billion
Pretax Margin
20.72%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.35 billion
Cash Flow
$2.33 per share
Book Value
$5.85 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
569,658,000
Market Cap
$41.78 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.05

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FAST Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Fastenal stock right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Fastenal in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" FAST shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in FAST, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Fastenal's stock price target for 2024?

5 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Fastenal's stock. Their FAST share price targets range from $46.00 to $75.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $62.17 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 14.9%.
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How have FAST shares performed in 2024?

Fastenal's stock was trading at $64.77 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, FAST stock has increased by 12.7% and is now trading at $73.01.
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When is Fastenal's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 11th 2024.
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.

How were Fastenal's earnings last quarter?

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) issued its earnings results on Thursday, January, 18th. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.01. The firm earned $1.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.75 billion. Fastenal had a net margin of 15.72% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 34.31%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share.
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How often does Fastenal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Fastenal?

Fastenal declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share on Thursday, February 29th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 31st. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.38.
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Is Fastenal a good dividend stock?

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.13%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 25 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 77.23%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, FAST will have a dividend payout ratio of 67.53% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for FAST.

When did Fastenal's stock split?

Fastenal's stock split on the morning of Wednesday, May 22nd 2019. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, April 18th 2019. The newly minted shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, May 21st 2019. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Fastenal's stock buyback program work?

Fastenal declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, July 12th 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback 8,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What is Daniel Florness' approval rating as Fastenal's CEO?

714 employees have rated Fastenal Chief Executive Officer Daniel Florness on Glassdoor.com. Daniel Florness has an approval rating of 85% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Fastenal own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Fastenal investors own include Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Bank of America (BAC), AbbVie (ABBV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walt Disney (DIS), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Target (TGT).

Who are Fastenal's major shareholders?

Fastenal's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.29%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (2.41%), Baird Financial Group Inc. (1.39%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.34%), Northern Trust Corp (1.23%) and Royal Bank of Canada (1.22%). Insiders that own company stock include Anthony Paul Broersma, Charles S Miller, Charles S Miller, Daniel L Florness, Daniel L Johnson, Hsenghung Sam Hsu, James C Jansen, Jeffery Michael Watts, John Lewis Soderberg, Michael J Ancius, Nicholas J Lundquist, Reyne K Wisecup, Sarah N Nielsen, Sheryl Ann Lisowski, Stephen L Eastman, Stephen L Eastman, Terry Modock Owen and William Joseph Drazkowski.
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How do I buy shares of Fastenal?

Shares of FAST stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Fastenal have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Fastenal: Apex Industrial Technologies, Av-Tech Industries, FASTCO Shanghai Trading Co. Ltd., Fastenal AT GmbH, Fastenal Air Fleet LLC, Fastenal Asia Pacific Limited, Fastenal Brasil Importação Exportação e Distribuição Ltda., Fastenal Brasil Participacoes Ltda., Fastenal Canada Ltd., Fastenal Chile SpA, Fastenal Company Leasing, Fastenal Company Purchasing, Fastenal Europe AB, Fastenal Europe B.V., Fastenal Europe BE BV, Fastenal Europe FR Sàrl, Fastenal Europe GmbH, Fastenal Europe IE Limited, Fastenal Europe Kft., Fastenal Europe Ltd., Fastenal Europe RO S.r.l., Fastenal Europe S.L., Fastenal Europe S.r.l., Fastenal Europe Sp. z o.o., Fastenal Europe Sàrl, Fastenal Europe s.r.o., Fastenal IP Company, Fastenal India Sourcing IT and Procurement Private Ltd., Fastenal India Wholesale Private Ltd., Fastenal International Holdings Company, Fastenal Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Fastenal Mexico LLC, Fastenal Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Fastenal Netherlands Holdings B.V., Fastenal Panama S.A., Fastenal Shanghai International Trading Co. Ltd., Fastenal Shenzhen International Trading Co. Ltd., Fastenal Singapore Pte. Ltd., Fastenal Thailand Ltd., Fastenal Tianjin International Trading Co. Ltd., Holo-Krome, Innova Holdings LLC, Innova Supply Chain Solutions LLC, Manufacturers Supply, and River Surplus and Supply LLC.
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This page (NASDAQ:FAST) was last updated on 3/1/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff