Fastenal Company (FAST): Price and Financial Metrics

Fastenal Company (FAST): $59.17

-1.77 (-2.90%)

POWR Rating

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  • FAST scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 96.4% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for FAST is in Value, which has been heading down over the past 52 weeks.
  • FAST's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 6.98% of US stocks).

FAST Stock Summary

  • Fastenal Co's market capitalization of $35,050,454,793 is ahead of 91.99% of US-listed equities.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 680.86, 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 95.73% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Fastenal Co's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 95.97% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Fastenal Co, a group of peers worth examining would be AFL, SLF, ALL, BF.B, and ODFL.
  • Visit FAST's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

FAST Valuation Summary

  • FAST's price/earnings ratio is 36.8; this is 41.27% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • FAST's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.4 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, FAST's price/sales ratio has gone up 2.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for FAST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
FAST 2021-08-26 5.6 11.1 36.8 28.0
FAST 2021-08-25 5.6 11.1 36.8 28.0
FAST 2021-08-24 5.6 11.0 36.5 27.8
FAST 2021-08-23 5.6 11.1 36.8 28.0
FAST 2021-08-20 5.6 11.1 36.7 28.0
FAST 2021-08-19 5.6 11.0 36.5 27.7

FAST Growth Metrics

  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 107.78%.
  • The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 36.2%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 23.15%.
Over the past 18 months, FAST's revenue has gone up $445,500,000.

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
2021-09-30 5,836.9 934.7 889.9
2021-06-30 5,696 1,056.3 867.9
2021-03-31 5,697.3 1,135.5 867.1
2020-12-31 5,647.3 1,101.8 859.1
2020-09-30 5,566.2 1,033.2 841.7
2020-06-30 5,532 1,001.5 833.7

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)

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FAST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $59.17 52-week high $61.76
Prev. close $60.94 52-week low $43.37
Day low $59.11 Volume 4,850,900
Day high $60.90 Avg. volume 3,041,672
50-day MA $56.43 Dividend yield 1.84%
200-day MA $53.08 Market Cap 34.03B

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.

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Yahoo | November 26, 2021

Marino Stram & Associates LLC Makes New $714,000 Investment in Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)

Marino Stram & Associates LLC purchased a new position in Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 13,827 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $714,000. A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares […]

Dakota Financial News | November 25, 2021

Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC Has $774,000 Position in Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)

Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC reduced its stake in Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) by 2.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,995 shares of the company’s stock after selling 325 shares during the quarter. Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Fastenal were worth […]

Dakota Financial News | November 25, 2021

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Yahoo | November 25, 2021

Gilbert & Cook Inc. Sells 187 Shares of Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST)

Gilbert & Cook Inc. lowered its position in Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) by 4.0% in the third quarter, reports. The fund owned 4,504 shares of the companys stock after selling 187 shares during the quarter. Gilbert & Cook Inc.s holdings in Fastenal were worth $247,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other []

Transcript Daily | November 24, 2021

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FAST Price Returns

1-mo 4.21%
3-mo 5.79%
6-mo 12.63%
1-year 24.62%
3-year 115.86%
5-year 182.91%
YTD 23.82%
2020 36.60%
2019 44.63%
2018 -1.61%
2017 19.66%
2016 18.53%

FAST Dividends

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