Fastenal (FAST) Trading Down 5.8%

Therefore 53% are positive. Fastenal has a 12-month low of $39.79 and a 12-month high of $56.15.

Fastenal Company (FAST) stock is now trading 12.66% away from its average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance of 0.50% from its 50 Days Moving Average and -4.29% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. Fastenal had 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 13 by Raymond James. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Leerink Swann given on Tuesday, January 17. The original version of this article can be read at The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Thursday, August 27 with "Neutral". The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 21 with "Hold".

1/17/2018-Robert W. Baird Reiterated Rating of Buy. As per Friday, June 17, the company rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse. Stephens initiated coverage on Fastenal Company in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fastenal from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.5 average brokerage recommendation. Therefore 55% are positive. The firm earned "Equal Weight" rating on Tuesday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, January 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Panmure Gordon maintained the shares of CLI in report on Wednesday, January 11 with "Buy" rating. Stifel Nicolaus restated a "hold" rating and set a $51.00 price objective on shares of Fastenal in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Hold" rating and $133.0 target.

On 7/11/2017 Fastenal announced a quarterly dividend of $0.32 3% with an ex dividend date of 7/24/2017 which will be payable on 8/23/2017. About 1.11 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 18.79% the S&P500. The firm operates in two divisions, Investment Property and Other Investments. The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 27.85 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 24.43. Investors use this ratio to decide what multiple of earnings a share is worth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. 1 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. It improved, as 50 investors sold FAST shares while 161 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes.

Companies with higher future earnings are usually expected to issue higher dividends or have appreciating stock in the future. United Serv Automobile Association reported 157,499 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Eii Cap Mngmt Inc has 0.26% invested in CLS Holdings plc (LON:CLI). The company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.45. Indexiq Lc stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in CLS Holdings plc (LON:CLI).

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $7.73 million activity. (NASDAQ:CME). Cullinan invested in 0.54% or 51,630 shares. Fayerweather Charles invested in 0.29% or 4,800 shares. Tompkins Fincl Corp accumulated 1,095 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Old Second Bank Of Aurora reported 300 shares. Clearbridge Invests Ltd Company accumulated 0% or 222 shares. 11,025 were reported by Schroder Invest Mgmt Group Incorporated.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its position in shares of Fastenal by 44.9% during the second quarter. 3 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. The total dollar value of all 286.82 million outstanding shares is 14.97 billion. For investors, it allows a very quick snapshot of the company's finances without getting bogged down in the details of an accounting report.

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) pays an annual dividend of $1.28 with a yield of 2.45% and an average dividend growth of 8.60% based on a 3 Year Average. Fastenal Company (FAST) recently closed with fall of -4.29% to its 20-Day Simple Moving Average. Guardian Life Insur Of America holds 662 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Limited Co holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 104,082 shares. Alkeon Capital Management Limited Liability holds 721,324 shares. Tiverton Asset Limited Company has invested 0.94% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). 13,203 are held by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi. The Alabama-based Associated Banc has invested 0.05% in Rand Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:RAND). According to today's trading volume Fastenal Company is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. About 2.14 million shares traded or 0.37% up from the average. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has declined 2.09% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.93% the S&P500.

Fastenal Company is engaged in wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies. Mcdonald Capital Investors Inc who had been investing in Fastenal Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.01 billion market cap company. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. The Company is engaged in fastener distribution, and non-fastener maintenance and supply business.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $956,223 activity. Also, CFO Holden Lewis acquired 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 25th.

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