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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)?

The company in question is, Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) currently with a stock price of 43.94 (0.77% today). The market cap for Fastenal Company is 12601.98, and is in the sector Services, and Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry. The target price for Fastenal Company is 43.13. Currently Fastenal Company is trading with a P/E of 24.96, and a forward P/E of 23.5. Average volume for Fastenal Company is 2667.53 and so far today it is 637586.

Performance in the last year for Fastenal Company has been 10.25%. For EPS growth, Fastenal Company has seen a growth of 6.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.61%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 14.50% over the last five years and could be 9.67% for the next five years. Fastenal Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 1.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -5.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.35%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.45%.

Since the IPO date for Fastenal Company on the 3/26/1990, Fastenal Company has seen performance year to date to be 9.18%. With Fastenal Company trading at 43.94, the dividend yield is 2.75%, and the EPS is 1.75.

So could Fastenal Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.96. The PEG is 2.58, P/S is 3.22 and the P/B is at 6.74. The P/cash is 81.04, with P/free cash flow at 297.92.

Fastenal Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 4.4, and the quick ratio is 2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.19, and total debt/equity at 0.23.

In terms of margins, Fastenal Company has a gross margin of 49.90%, an operating margin of 20.70% and a profit margin of 12.90%.Payout ratio for Fastenal Company is 66.30%. Return on assets come to 19.50% with return on investment coming to 24.00%.

Insider ownership for Fastenal Company, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 88.90%. Outstanding shares are at 288.97. While shares float is 288.13. The float short is currently 10.87%, and short ratio is 11.74.

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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