Morning Recap: Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) – The Daily Leicester

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Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 13.16B. It is in the Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 25.79, a forward P/E of 22.29 and EPS of 1.76. At a stock price of 45.16 (-0.75%) it has a dividend yield of 2.81%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 7.40%, more recently this last year it has grown by -2.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 9.44% and more long-term 8.98% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 8.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 6.20%.

For performance, Fastenal Company the past week has seen a gain of 0.93%. For the last month performance for Fastenal Company is -8.78%. While the last quarter is -8.01% and half year, 16.92%. Finally for the year, performance is 1.41%.

The 52-week high for Fastenal Company, is at -13.77%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 22.35%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.82% and -0.13% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.92%, and for the month it is 1.99%. Fastenal Company, has a target price of 48.9.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.18, and for total debt/equity Fastenal Company has 0.18. The gross margin is 49.50%, while operating margin is 20.10%, the profit margin is 12.60%. The current ratio is 4.9 and the quick ratio is 2.2.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 85.90%. Fastenal Company has a payout ratio of 69.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 289.24. The shares float is 288.44, with the float short at 6.04%, with short ratio coming to 6.84.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Fastenal Company, get 18.60%, with its returns on investment at 21.80%. Return on equity is 26.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 48.9, reached soon?

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 Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST)

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