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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 0.42% today. In the last week its performance is -0.24%, and -8.26% for the past quarter. Currently, Fastenal Company, FAST has a target price of 43.13, so today’s gain of 0.42% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.26%.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), has a market cap of 12250.17, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 87.70%.

At the current price of 42.58, it has a dividend yield of 2.83%, and its target price is 43.13. 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 24.27, as well as a forward P/E of 22.86.

With a current EPS of 1.75, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 6.55%,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 8.46%.

Performance for the year is 6.77%. Since its IPO date on 3/26/1990, the total performance to date is 6.15%.

Volume today for Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), is 742297, while its average volume is 2798.75. Whilst the total gain today was 0.42%, it did have a day high of -7.97%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.61%, and 1.56% for the month. The 52-week low for Fastenal Company, FAST has been 27.24%, while the 52-week-high has reached -13.64%.

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 2.87, and the P/S is 3.13, along with a P/B of 6.55. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 78.78.

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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