Fastenal Co. (FAST): Price and Financial Metrics

Fastenal Co. (FAST): $54.77

0.30 (+0.55%)

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Industry: Industrial - Equipment




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FAST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $54.77 52-week high $56.65
Prev. close $54.47 52-week low $43.73
Day low $54.12 Volume 3,520,800
Day high $54.96 Avg. volume 3,249,270
50-day MA $53.99 Dividend yield 2.59%
200-day MA $50.90 Market Cap 31.28B

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  • FAST scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 96.86% of US stocks.
  • FAST's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • FAST ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 5th percentile.

FAST Stock Summary

  • FAST has a higher market value than 92.79% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $30,750,635,340.
  • Of note is the ratio of FASTENAL CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.44% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, FAST is more volatile than merely 4.85% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to FASTENAL CO are GWW, DLTR, ULTA, ODFL, and CCEP.
  • Visit FAST's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

FAST Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, FAST's price/sales ratio is 300% higher, now standing at 4.4.
  • FAST's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.8 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FAST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FAST 2023-05-19 4.4 9.6 28.2 21.4
FAST 2023-05-18 4.4 9.6 28.4 21.4
FAST 2023-05-17 4.3 9.5 27.8 21.1
FAST 2023-05-16 4.3 9.4 27.5 20.8
FAST 2023-05-15 4.3 9.5 27.8 21.1
FAST 2023-05-12 4.4 9.6 28.1 21.3

FAST Growth Metrics

    The 3 year revenue growth rate now stands at 23.76%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -29.86%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at 56.9%.
FAST's revenue has moved up $1,589,200,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows FAST's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 6,980.6 941 1,086.9
2022-09-30 6,817 795.5 1,072.5
2022-06-30 6,568.8 705 1,031.4
2022-03-31 6,297.9 725.3 984
2021-12-31 6,010.9 770.1 925
2021-09-30 5,836.9 934.7 889.9

FAST's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • FAST has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 96.11% of graded US stocks.
  • FAST's asset turnover comes in at 1.421 -- ranking 86th of 165 Retail stocks.
  • KR, BIG, and ZUMZ are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with FAST.

The table below shows FAST's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.421 0.460 0.309
2021-06-30 1.397 0.457 0.304
2021-03-31 1.404 0.452 0.302
2020-12-31 1.404 0.455 0.297
2020-09-30 1.398 0.458 0.292
2020-06-30 1.415 0.462 0.291

FAST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FAST, see our FAST price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $53.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.97 (Hold)

Fastenal Co. (FAST) Company Bio

Fastenal Company is an American company based in WinonaMinnesota. It ranked 479 in the 2021 Fortune 500 based on its 2020 revenues, and its stock is a component of the Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 stock market indices. Fastenal's service model centers on approximately 3,200 in-market locations, each providing custom inventory and a dedicated sales team. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Latest FAST News From Around the Web

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Fastenal's (FAST) Average Daily Sales Increase 5.2% in May

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Yahoo | June 7, 2023

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FAST Price Returns

1-mo -0.18%
3-mo 7.01%
6-mo 7.44%
1-year 8.20%
3-year 39.40%
5-year 136.09%
YTD 17.32%
2022 -24.34%
2021 34.06%
2020 36.60%
2019 44.63%
2018 -1.61%

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