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How has Fastenal Company:(NASDAQ:FAST) performed recently?

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 12817.3. It is in the Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 25.03, a forward P/E of 22.68 and EPS of 1.77. At a stock price of 44.38 (-2.01%) it has a dividend yield of 2.70%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 14.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by 6.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 7.94% and more long-term 11.44% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 11.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 3.50%.

For performance, Fastenal Company the past week has seen a gain of 3.93%. For the last month performance for Fastenal Company is -3.94%. While the last quarter is -5.71% and half year, 12.04%. Finally for the year, performance is 8.65%.

The 52-week high for Fastenal Company, is at -10.63%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 31.67%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.33% and 5.23% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.21%, and for the month it is 1.77%. Fastenal Company, has a target price of 44.57.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.2, and for total debt/equity Fastenal Company has 0.2. The gross margin is 50.10%, while operating margin is 21.20%, the profit margin is 13.20%. The current ratio is 4.4 and the quick ratio is 2.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 90.40%. Fastenal Company has a payout ratio of 64.20%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 288.81. The shares float is 287.69, with the float short at 11.61%, with short ratio coming to 12.92.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Fastenal Company, get 20.30%, with its returns on investment at 24.00%. Return on equity is 28.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 44.57, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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