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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 2.03% today. In the last week its performance is 3.52%, and -3.76% for the past quarter. Currently, Fastenal Company, FAST has a target price of 44.57, so today’s gain of 2.03% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.14%.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), has a market cap of 13080.11, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 90.40%.

At the current price of 45.29, it has a dividend yield of 2.65%, and its target price is 44.57. This is with a profit margin of 13.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.2. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has a P/E of 25.54, as well as a forward P/E of 23.14.

With a current EPS of 1.77, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.94%,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 11.44%.

Performance for the year is 10.72%. Since its IPO date on 3/26/1990, the total performance to date is 12.57%.

Volume today for Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), is 2666622, while its average volume is 2627.54. Whilst the total gain today was 2.03%, it did have a day high of -5.63%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.30%, and 1.75% for the month. The 52-week low for Fastenal Company, FAST has been 34.37%, while the 52-week-high has reached -8.80%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 24.00%, and its return on assets is 20.30%. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has an operating margin of 21.20%. With a sales growth of 3.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Fastenal Company, FAST is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.2, 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 2.23, and the P/S is 3.35, along with a P/B of 7.18. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of *TBA.

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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