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NASDAQ:FAST

Fastenal Stock Competitors

$63.21
+1.21 (+1.95%)
(As of 12/7/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$62.56
$63.69
50-Day Range
$51.30
$62.00
52-Week Range
$43.37
$63.69
Volume
2.95 million shs
Average Volume
3.05 million shs
Market Capitalization
$36.36 billion
P/E Ratio
40.78
Dividend Yield
1.81%
Beta
1.24

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) Vs. GWW, URI, WSO, WCC, AL, MSM, AIT, BECN, GATX, and RUSHA

Should you be buying Fastenal stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Fastenal include W.W. Grainger (GWW), United Rentals (URI), Watsco (WSO), WESCO International (WCC), Air Lease (AL), MSC Industrial Direct (MSM), Applied Industrial Technologies (AIT), Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN), GATX (GATX), and Rush Enterprises (RUSHA). These companies are all part of the "trading companies & distributors" industry.

Fastenal vs.

United Rentals (NYSE:URI) and Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, media sentiment, profitability, community ranking and analyst recommendations.

88.7% of United Rentals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.5% of Fastenal shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of United Rentals shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Fastenal shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

United Rentals has higher revenue and earnings than Fastenal. United Rentals 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
United Rentals$8.53 billion3.03$890 million$16.5421.57
Fastenal$5.65 billion6.44$859.10 million$1.5540.78

United Rentals currently has a consensus target price of $363.38, indicating a potential upside of 1.86%. Fastenal has a consensus target price of $54.67, indicating a potential downside of 13.52%. Given United Rentals' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Rentals is more favorable than Fastenal.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
United Rentals
2 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.46
Fastenal
2 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

Fastenal has a net margin of 15.25% compared to United Rentals' net margin of 13.04%. Fastenal's return on equity of 31.32% beat United Rentals' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
United Rentals 13.04% 28.88% 7.61%
Fastenal 15.25% 31.32% 21.67%

In the previous week, Fastenal had 5 more articles in the media than United Rentals. MarketBeat recorded 13 mentions for Fastenal and 8 mentions for United Rentals. United Rentals' average media sentiment score of 0.35 beat Fastenal's score of 0.29 indicating that United Rentals is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
United Rentals
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Fastenal
1 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

United Rentals received 307 more outperform votes than Fastenal when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 67.94% of users gave United Rentals an outperform vote while only 56.92% of users gave Fastenal an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
United RentalsOutperform Votes
710
67.94%
Underperform Votes
335
32.06%
FastenalOutperform Votes
403
56.92%
Underperform Votes
305
43.08%

United Rentals has a beta of 1.91, meaning that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fastenal has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

United Rentals beats Fastenal on 11 of the 18 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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Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) vs. Its Competitors

TypeFastenalBuilding materials, hardware, garden supply & mobile home dealers IndustryRetail SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$36.36B$51.03B$20.64B$7.91B
Dividend Yield1.81%1.70%190.72%2.56%
P/E Ratio40.7841.1226.9823.32
Price / Sales6.443.9855.41275.87
Price / Cash33.5433.60165.66204.42
Price / Book12.2716.4010.356.53
Net Income$859.10M$680.20M$534.16M$154.30M
7 Day Performance6.83%1.26%1.52%-0.32%
1 Month Performance8.55%-0.84%-6.50%-8.91%
1 Year Performance29.85%158.94%52.75%27.41%

Fastenal Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
GWW
W.W. Grainger
3.0488 of 5 stars
$507.72
+1.5%
$474.00
+6.6%
+23.5%$26.16B$11.80B28.9822,450Insider Selling
News Coverage
URI
United Rentals
2.2776 of 5 stars
$356.75
+3.3%
$363.38
+1.9%
+40.4%$25.83B$8.53B21.5718,250Analyst Revision
Gap Up
WSO
Watsco
2.1106 of 5 stars
$313.76
+2.8%
$281.33
+10.3%
+39.6%$12.17B$5.05B31.825,800
WCC
WESCO International
2.0939 of 5 stars
$131.42
+4.0%
$136.38
+3.8%
+83.5%$6.62B$12.33B26.1818,000
AL
Air Lease
3.6531 of 5 stars
$43.56
+2.3%
$53.00
+21.7%
-0.4%$4.97B$2.02B13.36120
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct
2.9412 of 5 stars
$82.71
+0.8%
$100.33
+21.3%
-2.9%$4.59B$3.24B21.376,571
AIT
Applied Industrial Technologies
2.7815 of 5 stars
$103.31
+1.4%
$109.00
+5.5%
+31.1%$3.97B$3.24B24.895,900Short Interest ↑
BECN
Beacon Roofing Supply
1.8865 of 5 stars
$55.11
+1.5%
$58.50
+6.2%
+42.9%$3.86B$6.64B-41.447,582Analyst Upgrade
GATX
GATX
2.3348 of 5 stars
$106.42
+0.8%
$100.32
+5.7%
+24.5%$3.78B$1.21B38.281,904News Coverage
RUSHA
Rush Enterprises
2.7915 of 5 stars
$54.63
+0.3%
$56.50
+3.4%
+35.7%$3.03B$4.74B14.736,307News Coverage
TGH
Textainer Group
2.3365 of 5 stars
$35.31
+3.9%
$50.00
+41.6%
+81.2%$1.75B$600.87M7.33160
HEES
H&E Equipment Services
2.6981 of 5 stars
$44.87
+2.4%
$37.00
+17.5%
+45.5%$1.62B$1.17B47.232,254
KAMN
Kaman
2.3898 of 5 stars
$41.27
+1.6%
$59.00
+43.0%
-26.1%$1.15B$784.46M375.223,193High Trading Volume
BXC
BlueLinx
1.7965 of 5 stars
$80.28
+0.6%
$80.00
+0.3%
+213.7%$779.28M$3.10B3.252,100Gap Up
TITN
Titan Machinery
1.9898 of 5 stars
$33.76
+1.9%
$40.33
+19.5%
+71.4%$762.84M$1.41B17.142,249
MRC
MRC Global
2.6498 of 5 stars
$7.35
+1.1%
$10.33
+40.6%
+8.8%$607.60M$2.56B-15.642,600
DXPE
DXP Enterprises
1.5081 of 5 stars
$27.84
+0.5%
N/A+14.9%$517.02M$1.01B-16.982,550Upcoming Earnings
ACET
Adicet Bio
2.1665 of 5 stars
$14.49
+6.3%
$30.67
+111.6%
-1.4%$463.03M$17.90M-7.0382Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
WLFC
Willis Lease Finance
1.7848 of 5 stars
$37.16
+1.0%
N/A-10.0%$225.78M$288.69M-47.64225
This page was last updated on 12/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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