NASDAQ:FAST - Fastenal Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $54.59 +0.52 (+0.96 %) (As of 01/16/2019 09:05 AM ET)Previous Close$54.07Today's Range$54.00 - $54.9252-Week Range$47.37 - $61.14Volume2.25 million shsAverage Volume2.41 million shsMarket Capitalization$15.52 billionP/E Ratio28.28Dividend Yield2.96%Beta1.11 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. The company's fastener products include threaded fasteners, such as 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 various pins and 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. As of December 31, 2017, the company distributed its products through a network of 2,383 company owned stores. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota. Receive FAST News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FAST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Building materials, hardware, garden supply & mobile home dealers Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:FAST Previous Symbol CUSIP31190010 Webwww.fastenal.com Phone507-454-5374Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.17 Current Ratio5.35 Quick Ratio2.48Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio28.28 Forward P/E Ratio21.00 P/E Growth1.22 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$4.39 billion Price / Sales3.57 Cash Flow$2.3932 per share Price / Cash Flow22.81 Book Value$7.29 per share Price / Book7.49Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.93 Net Income$578.60 million Net Margins15.25% Return on Equity32.29% Return on Assets23.25%Miscellaneous Employees20,565 Outstanding Shares287,060,000Market Cap$15.52 billion OptionableOptionable Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Frequently Asked Questions What is Fastenal's stock symbol? Fastenal trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FAST." How often does Fastenal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Fastenal? Fastenal announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 9th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 24th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, November 21st. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 23rd. View Fastenal's Dividend History. How will Fastenal's stock buyback program work? Fastenal announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, July 12th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Fastenal's earnings last quarter? Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 10th. The company reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.02. The company earned $1.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.27 billion. Fastenal had a net margin of 15.25% and a return on equity of 32.29%. The company's revenue was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.50 EPS. View Fastenal's Earnings History. When is Fastenal's next earnings date? Fastenal is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 17th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Fastenal. How can I listen to Fastenal's earnings call? Fastenal will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 17th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What price target have analysts set for FAST? 14 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Fastenal's shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Fastenal's share price to reach $56.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Fastenal. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Fastenal? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Fastenal in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Fastenal. Has Fastenal been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about FAST stock have been trending very positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Fastenal earned a news sentiment score of 3.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Fastenal? Fastenal saw a decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 14th, there was short interest totalling 22,546,579 shares, a decline of 8.9% from the November 30th total of 24,757,758 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,735,529 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 8.2 days. Approximately 7.9% of the company's stock are sold short. View Fastenal's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Fastenal's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Fastenal include Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ferguson (FERGY), Tractor Supply (TSCO), TITAN Cem Co S/ADR (TITCY), AeroGrow International (AERO), GrowGeneration (GRWG) and Ferguson (FERGD). Who are Fastenal's key executives? Fastenal's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Daniel L. Florness, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)Mr. Holden Lewis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)Ms. Reyne K. Wisecup, Sr. EVP of HR & Director (Age 56)Mr. Terry Modock Owen, Sr. Exec. VP of Sales Operations (Age 51)Mr. Charles S. Miller, Exec. VP of Sales (Age 45) Who are Fastenal's major shareholders? Fastenal's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.82%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.58%), Alta Capital Management LLC (0.25%), USS Investment Management Ltd (0.17%), Capital Investment Services of America Inc. (0.07%) and Northstar Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own Fastenal stock include Charles S Miller, Daniel L Florness, Daniel L Johnson, Darren R Jackson, Gary A Polipnick, Holden Lewis, James C Jansen, Leland J Hein, Michael J Ancius, Michael John Dolan, Stephen L Eastman, Terry Modock Owen, Willard D Oberton and William Joseph Drazkowski. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Fastenal. Which institutional investors are selling Fastenal stock? FAST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including USS Investment Management Ltd, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Northstar Investment Advisors LLC, Alta Capital Management LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC and Cullinan Associates Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Fastenal company stock in the last year include Charles S Miller, James C Jansen, Michael John Dolan and William Joseph Drazkowski. View Insider Buying and Selling for Fastenal. Which institutional investors are buying Fastenal stock? FAST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Pensionfund Sabic, DNB Asset Management AS, New England Research & Management Inc., Legacy Capital Partners Inc., YHB Investment Advisors Inc., Capital Investment Services of America Inc. and Park National Corp OH. Company insiders that have bought Fastenal stock in the last two years include Daniel L Florness, Daniel L Johnson, Darren R Jackson, Holden Lewis, Michael J Ancius, Stephen L Eastman, Terry Modock Owen and William Joseph Drazkowski. View Insider Buying and Selling for Fastenal. How do I buy shares of Fastenal? Shares of FAST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Fastenal's stock price today? One share of FAST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $54.59. How big of a company is Fastenal? Fastenal has a market capitalization of $15.52 billion and generates $4.39 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $578.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.93 on an earnings per share basis. Fastenal employs 20,565 workers across the globe. What is Fastenal's official website? The official website for Fastenal is http://www.fastenal.com. How can I contact Fastenal? Fastenal's mailing address is 2001 THEURER BLVD, WINONA MN, 55987. The company can be reached via phone at 507-454-5374 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Fastenal (NASDAQ FAST)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 291 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 478 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 769MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Fastenal and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FAST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FAST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies issue stock splits?