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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 12279.06. It is in the Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 24.33, a forward P/E of 22.89 and EPS of 1.75. At a stock price of 42.9 (0.94%) it has a dividend yield of 2.82%.

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 6.60% and more long-term 8.46% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -5.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 11.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 1.70%.

For performance, Fastenal Company the past week has seen a gain of 2.31%. For the last month performance for Fastenal Company is -0.01%. While the last quarter is -9.44% and half year, 9.53%. Finally for the year, performance is 6.14%.

The 52-week high for Fastenal Company, is at -12.99%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 28.19%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.65% and 0.95% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.34%, and for the month it is 1.74%. Fastenal Company, has a target price of 43.13.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.19, and for total debt/equity Fastenal Company has 0.23. The gross margin is 49.90%, while operating margin is 20.70%, the profit margin is 12.90%. The current ratio is 4.4 and the quick ratio is 2.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 87.90%. Fastenal Company has a payout ratio of 66.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 288.92. The shares float is 288.13, with the float short at 11.46%, with short ratio coming to 11.83.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Fastenal Company, get 19.50%, with its returns on investment at 24.00%. Return on equity is 27.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 43.13, 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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