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Fastenal (FAST) Competitors

$63.05
-1.24 (-1.93%)
(As of 06/14/2024 ET)

FAST vs. GWW, URI, TSCO, WSO, WCC, AIT, BECN, AL, MSM, and GATX

Should you be buying Fastenal stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Fastenal include W.W. Grainger (GWW), United Rentals (URI), Tractor Supply (TSCO), Watsco (WSO), WESCO International (WCC), Applied Industrial Technologies (AIT), Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN), Air Lease (AL), MSC Industrial Direct (MSM), and GATX (GATX).

Fastenal vs.

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) and Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, media sentiment, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, community ranking, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

W.W. Grainger currently has a consensus price target of $959.44, suggesting a potential upside of 6.90%. Fastenal has a consensus price target of $67.33, suggesting a potential upside of 7.65%. Given W.W. Grainger's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Fastenal is more favorable than W.W. Grainger.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
W.W. Grainger
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.10
Fastenal
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.20

In the previous week, Fastenal had 11 more articles in the media than W.W. Grainger. MarketBeat recorded 20 mentions for Fastenal and 9 mentions for W.W. Grainger. Fastenal's average media sentiment score of 1.62 beat W.W. Grainger's score of 0.81 indicating that W.W. Grainger is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
W.W. Grainger
8 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Very Positive
Fastenal
11 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

W.W. Grainger received 125 more outperform votes than Fastenal when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 54.50% of users gave Fastenal an outperform vote while only 54.03% of users gave W.W. Grainger an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
W.W. GraingerOutperform Votes
543
54.03%
Underperform Votes
462
45.97%
FastenalOutperform Votes
418
54.50%
Underperform Votes
349
45.50%

Fastenal has a net margin of 15.68% compared to Fastenal's net margin of 10.94%. Fastenal's return on equity of 54.31% beat W.W. Grainger's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
W.W. Grainger10.94% 54.31% 22.51%
Fastenal 15.68%33.98%25.49%

W.W. Grainger pays an annual dividend of $8.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Fastenal pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. W.W. Grainger pays out 22.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Fastenal pays out 77.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. W.W. Grainger has increased its dividend for 54 consecutive years and Fastenal has increased its dividend for 25 consecutive years.

W.W. Grainger has higher revenue and earnings than Fastenal. W.W. Grainger is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fastenal, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
W.W. Grainger$16.48B2.67$1.83B$36.2224.80
Fastenal$7.35B4.83$1.16B$2.0230.66

W.W. Grainger has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fastenal has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

80.7% of W.W. Grainger shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.4% of Fastenal shares are held by institutional investors. 9.5% of W.W. Grainger shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Fastenal shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

W.W. Grainger beats Fastenal on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding FAST and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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FAST vs. The Competition

MetricFastenalBuilding materials, hardware, garden supply & mobile home dealers IndustryRetail SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$35.46B$45.59B$20.81B$8.40B
Dividend Yield2.42%2.02%174.01%4.04%
P/E Ratio30.6635.8222.6914.65
Price / Sales4.832.856.4771.16
Price / Cash27.6818.7918.3931.32
Price / Book10.5713.804.524.22
Net Income$1.16B$612.93M$712.57M$216.04M
7 Day Performance-3.07%-3.04%-1.57%-0.24%
1 Month Performance-7.88%23.73%-3.21%-1.82%
1 Year Performance11.71%25.40%1.82%2.01%

Fastenal Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GWW
W.W. Grainger
3.9295 of 5 stars
$892.25
+1.5%
$959.44
+7.5%
+24.9%$43.13B$16.48B24.6326,000Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
Positive News
Gap Down
URI
United Rentals
4.1814 of 5 stars
$643.40
+2.0%
$612.73
-4.8%
+53.1%$41.99B$14.33B17.4326,300Positive News
TSCO
Tractor Supply
4.0681 of 5 stars
$270.93
+0.4%
$253.96
-6.3%
+29.4%$29.08B$14.56B26.3850,000Positive News
WSO
Watsco
3.404 of 5 stars
$462.81
+0.8%
$404.25
-12.7%
+33.7%$18.51B$7.28B35.607,425Positive News
WCC
WESCO International
3.9295 of 5 stars
$176.30
+0.5%
$191.17
+8.4%
+5.0%$8.91B$22.39B14.6820,000Short Interest ↑
Gap Down
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
3.3637 of 5 stars
$187.16
-0.3%
$201.00
+7.4%
+37.9%$7.22B$4.41B19.626,200Short Interest ↑
Positive News
BECN
Beacon Roofing Supply
4.1373 of 5 stars
$96.41
+0.0%
$109.45
+13.5%
+31.3%$6.13B$9.30B-153.038,063Short Interest ↓
Positive News
AL
Air Lease
4.9744 of 5 stars
$45.95
-0.5%
$53.80
+17.1%
+7.5%$5.12B$2.68B9.26163Short Interest ↓
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct
4.4404 of 5 stars
$85.33
+0.3%
$104.00
+21.9%
-12.1%$4.79B$4.01B15.327,377Analyst Forecast
News Coverage
Gap Down
GATX
GATX
2.3548 of 5 stars
$131.13
-0.9%
$135.00
+3.0%
+4.1%$4.71B$1.41B18.682,020Short Interest ↑
News Coverage

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This page (NASDAQ:FAST) was last updated on 6/14/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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