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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) which is in the industry Industrial Equipment Wholesale, gaining 2.30% today. In the last week its performance is 3.31%, and -7.08% for the past quarter. Currently, Fastenal Company, FAST has a target price of 43.67, so today’s gain of 2.30% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.39%.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), has a market cap of 12071.04, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 85.30%.

At the current price of 41.78, it has a dividend yield of 2.87%, and its target price is 43.67. This is with a profit margin of 12.90%, and total debt/equity of 0.23. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has a P/E of 23.92, as well as a forward P/E of 22.57.

With a current EPS of 1.75, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 6.44%,Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 14.50%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.26%.

Performance for the year is 21.16%. Since its IPO date on 3/26/1990, the total performance to date is 4.60%.

Volume today for Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), is 3237800, while its average volume is 2496.58. Whilst the total gain today was 2.30%, it did have a day high of -6.26%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.59%, and 1.67% for the month. The 52-week low for Fastenal Company, FAST has been 24.85%, while the 52-week-high has reached -15.26%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 24.00%, and its return on assets is 19.50%. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has an operating margin of 20.70%. With a sales growth of 1.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Fastenal Company, FAST is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.19, and has a current ratio of 4.4 and 2 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Fastenal Company? Well its PEG is 2.58, and the P/S is 3.08, along with a P/B of 6.46. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 77.63.

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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