Featured Stock to Focus: Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)


Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) currently has a “Buy” signals on Composite indicators by TrendSpotter. While the Short-Term Technical Indicators for the stock on 7-Day Average Directional Indicator shows “Buy” signal. 10 – 8 Day Moving Average Hilo Channel shows “Buy” signal. While 20-Day Moving Average VS Current Price shows “Buy” Signal.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) gained 1.49 Percent and closed its previous trading session at $55.32. The stock traded with the average Volume of 3.06 Million at the end of last session.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has the Market Capitalization of 15.91 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $58.74 and 52-Week Low of $39.79 and it touched its 52-week high on 03/16/18 and 52-Week Low on 08/21/17


The company reported its last earnings Actual EPS of $0.59/share. While, the analyst predicted that the company could provide an EPS of $0.66/share. Hence the difference between Predicted EPS and Actual EPS reported is $-0.07/share which shows an Earnings Surprise of -10.6 Percent.

Sell side analysts plays vital role in buying and selling a stock where 4 analysts rated Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 1 reported Hold, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell.

The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 9.79% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 7.42% and 6.72% respectively.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 21.2%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 29.9%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 22.4%.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) currently has a Weekly Volatility of 4.06% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 2.58% percent. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Fastenal Company currently has a Weekly performance of 15.06%, monthly performance percentage is 3.44 percent, Quarterly performance is 9.09 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 1.67% and Yearly Performance is 29.49 percent.

Company Profile:

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. The company’s fastener products include threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and building projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures. It also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including various pins and machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories. The company serves the manufacturing market comprising original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair, and operations; and non-residential construction market, which include general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors.