Fastenal Company (FAST): Price and Financial Metrics

Fastenal Company (FAST)

Today's Latest Price: $41.19 USD

0.53 (1.30%)

Updated Jun 2 6:55pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 57 in Industrial - Equipment

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FAST Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 738.96, Fastenal Co is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 95.04% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Fastenal Co's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 97.14% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, FAST is more volatile than merely 3.66% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Fastenal Co are PAYX, SLF, JCI, GIB, and DLTR.
  • FAST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Fastenal Co's official web site, go to
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FAST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $41.19 52-week high $41.45
Prev. close $40.66 52-week low $26.72
Day low $40.65 Volume 3,863,500
Day high $41.22 Avg. volume 5,285,211
50-day MA $35.76 Dividend yield 2.43%
200-day MA $35.10 Market Cap 23.59B

Fastenal Company (FAST) Company Bio

Fastenal Company engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. The company was founded in 1967 and is based in Winona, Minnesota.

FAST Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target:Forecasted Gain:

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Fastenal Co. To summarize, we found that Fastenal Co ranked in the 33th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Fastenal Co, consider:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 88.22; that's higher than 97.1% of US stocks in the Industrials sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 3% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately only 9.63% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • FAST's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 53.5% of tickers in our DCF set.

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Latest FAST News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Fastenal Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate FAST as an investment opportunity.

Top Industrial Stocks for June 2020

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Yahoo | May 28, 2020

Earnings Estimates Rising for Fastenal (FAST): Will It Gain?

Fastenal (FAST) shares have started gaining and might continue moving higher in the near term, as indicated by solid earnings estimate revisions.

Zacks Investment Research | May 27, 2020

Would Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) Be Valuable To Income Investors?

Dividend paying stocks like Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) tend to be popular with investors, and for good reason...

Yahoo | May 25, 2020

Here's Why Investors Should Hold on to Fastenal Stock Now?

Fastenal (FAST) is benefiting from the strong industrial vending business and onsite locations. However, slower end-market demand and coronavirus impacts are raising concern.

Zacks Investment Research | May 22, 2020

Quality Characteristics and Competition

Great investments find ways to create quality that sometimes can't be measured by numbers alone Continue reading...

Yahoo | May 21, 2020

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FAST Price Returns

1-mo 14.90%
3-mo 19.05%
6-mo 16.22%
1-year 33.13%
3-year 101.55%
5-year 125.53%
YTD 13.04%
2019 44.63%
2018 -1.61%
2017 19.66%
2016 18.53%
2015 -11.81%

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