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Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)
Stock Analysis

▼ -1.13%-0.54

Stock Analysis

The following stock analysis is based on 8.1 years of data (i.e. since Jul 23, 2012). All the stock history has been downloaded.

Stock Exchange

Fastenal Company trades on the NasdaqGS exchange in USD dollars.


It is in the consumer-d sector.

Current Status of Fastenal Company

It is currently trading at $47.39 ($47.93 the previous day).It pays a 1.96% dividend.


The next reporting date is in 62 days (2020 10 13).

CNN estimates profits for the upcoming quarter will be $0.37 per share ($1.4B). The current Canada / US exchange rate is 1.3332.

Over the past 12 months, $719734 worth of shares have been purchased and $24425041 worth of shares have been sold by insiders.

Will This Trend Continue?

The year over year average increase is 3.3% per year assuming steady exponential growth. The actual 5 year average is -1.56. Details on the individual increase in one year intervals is provided below.

Past PerformanceAverage PricePercent Change
1 year36.447235502959-35.2- Below Average
2 year56.2257339449549+ Above Average
3 year51.5705020920513.9+ Above Average
4 year45.2884489795927+ Above Average
5 year42.317386363636-2.5- Below Average
Fastenal Company is projected by analysts to get to $46.00 within the next 12 months (-2.9%), but preticted targets range from as high as $51.00 (7.6%) and as low as $35(-26.1%).


The worst drop it has had in recent years is -60.5%. It has a up and down shape to the stock curve, which means the stock can have significant gains followed by losses. Good for day trading, but needs to be watched if held for any significant amount of time.

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With an average increase of 3.3% year over year, if Fastenal Company is bought at the worst time, Stockmarketizer analysts estimate it will take 220 months before the stock will recover to the original purchase price. The P/E value is 32.62. The stock is over valued as the industry standard in the consumer-d sector is a P/E of 28.3.

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