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NASDAQ:FAST

Fastenal - FAST Stock Forecast, Price & News

$56.11
+0.33 (+0.59%)
(As of 08/15/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$55.50
$56.24
50-Day Range
$46.77
$55.78
52-Week Range
$45.68
$64.75
Volume
2.34 million shs
Average Volume
3.43 million shs
Market Capitalization
$32.25 billion
P/E Ratio
31.35
Dividend Yield
2.22%
Price Target
$53.86

Fastenal MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.14 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.0% Downside
$53.86 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
2.52% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.15
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.74mentions of Fastenal in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$131,599 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
3.72%
From $1.88 to $1.95 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.21 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

144th out of 219 stocks

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

3rd out of 6 stocks

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About Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Stock

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.

Fastenal Stock Up 0.5 %

Shares of Fastenal stock traded up $0.29 during trading on Monday, hitting $56.07. 134,776 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,440,139. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 3.71 and a quick ratio of 1.75. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $50.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $53.36. The stock has a market cap of $32.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.30 and a beta of 1.22. Fastenal has a 12-month low of $45.68 and a 12-month high of $64.75.

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 13th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.50. The business had revenue of $1.78 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.77 billion. Fastenal had a return on equity of 33.47% and a net margin of 15.70%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 18.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. As a group, analysts forecast that Fastenal will post 1.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Fastenal Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 27th will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 26th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.21%. Fastenal's payout ratio is currently 69.27%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

A number of research firms have commented on FAST. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on Fastenal from $48.00 to $42.00 and set an "underweight" rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. StockNews.com lowered shares of Fastenal from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Argus lowered their price objective on shares of Fastenal from $66.00 to $55.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 15th. UBS Group cut their target price on shares of Fastenal from $62.00 to $50.00 and set a "neutral" rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, Robert W. Baird cut shares of Fastenal from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $48.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $53.86.

Insider Buying and Selling at Fastenal

In related news, Director Michael J. Ancius purchased 678 shares of Fastenal stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $49.18 per share, for a total transaction of $33,344.04. Following the transaction, the director now owns 28,265 shares in the company, valued at $1,390,072.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In other Fastenal news, EVP James C. Jansen acquired 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $48.92 per share, with a total value of $48,920.00. Following the purchase, the executive vice president now directly owns 26,176 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,280,529.92. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Michael J. Ancius bought 678 shares of Fastenal stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $49.18 per share, for a total transaction of $33,344.04. Following the purchase, the director now owns 28,265 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,390,072.70. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 2,736 shares of company stock valued at $131,599. 0.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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FAST Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/25 Dividend
4/26/2022
Dividend Payable
5/25/2022
Last Earnings
7/13/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/24 Dividend
7/26/2022
Today
8/15/2022
Dividend Payable
8/24/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/11/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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
20,507
Year Founded
1967

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$53.86
High Stock Price Forecast
$65.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$42.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-4.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.14
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$925 million
Pretax Margin
20.57%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.01 billion
Cash Flow
$1.92 per share
Book Value
$5.29 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
572,380,000
Market Cap
$32.25 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.22

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FAST Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Fastenal stock right now?

7 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Fastenal in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities 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 forecast for 2022?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Fastenal's stock. Their FAST share price forecasts range from $42.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $53.86 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.0%.
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How have FAST shares performed in 2022?

Fastenal's stock was trading at $64.06 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, FAST shares have decreased by 12.4% and is now trading at $56.11.
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When is Fastenal's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 11th 2022.
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How were Fastenal's earnings last quarter?

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 13th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.50. The firm had revenue of $1.78 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion. Fastenal had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 33.47% and a net margin of 15.70%. Fastenal's revenue for the quarter was up 18.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.42 earnings per share.
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How often does Fastenal pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Fastenal?

Fastenal announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 27th will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share on Wednesday, August 24th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 26th.
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Is Fastenal a good dividend stock?

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.22%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 24 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 69.27%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, FAST will have a dividend payout ratio of 63.59% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Fastenal's stock split?

Fastenal shares split on the morning of Wednesday, May 22nd 2019. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, April 18th 2019. The newly issued shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell 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 approved a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, July 12th 2022, which allows the company to repurchase 8,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's management 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).

What is Fastenal's stock symbol?

Fastenal trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FAST."

Who are Fastenal's major shareholders?

Fastenal's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.56%), Northern Trust Corp (1.24%), Baird Financial Group Inc. (1.14%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.95%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.93%) and London Co. of Virginia (0.81%). Insiders that own company stock include Charles S Miller, Daniel L Florness, Daniel L Johnson, Darren R Jackson, Hsenghung Sam Hsu, James C Jansen, Jeffery Michael Watts, John Lewis Soderberg, Leland J Hein, Michael J Ancius, Michael J Ancius, Michael John Dolan, Nicholas J Lundquist, Reyne K Wisecup, Rita J Heise, Sarah N Nielsen, Sheryl Ann Lisowski, Stephen L Eastman, Terry Modock Owen, Willard D Oberton 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Fastenal's stock price today?

One share of FAST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $56.11.

How much money does Fastenal make?

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) has a market capitalization of $32.25 billion and generates $6.01 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $925 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.79 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Fastenal have?

The company employs 20,507 workers across the globe.

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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When was Fastenal founded?

Fastenal was founded in 1967.

How can I contact Fastenal?

Fastenal's mailing address is 2001 THEURER BLVD, WINONA MN, 55987. The official website for the company is www.fastenal.com. The company can be reached via phone at (507) 454-5374, via email at investorrelations@fastenal.com, or via fax at 507-453-8049.

This page (NASDAQ:FAST) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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