Fastenal Company (FAST): Price and Financial Metrics


Fastenal Company (FAST)

Today's Latest Price: $47.58 USD

0.94 (-1.94%)

Updated Dec 2 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating


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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 59 in Industrial - Equipment

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FAST Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $27,853,065,776, Fastenal Co has a greater market value than 92.15% of US stocks.
  • FAST's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 538.94 -- higher than 93.51% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Of note is the ratio of Fastenal Co's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 97.23% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to FAST, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are AFL, GWW, GIB, ODFL, and CRH.
  • FAST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Fastenal Co's official web site, go to www.fastenal.com.

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FAST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $47.58 52-week high $49.86
Prev. close $48.52 52-week low $26.72
Day low $47.40 Volume 2,338,663
Day high $48.67 Avg. volume 4,354,738
50-day MA $45.98 Dividend yield 2.06%
200-day MA $41.75 Market Cap 27.31B

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:
$47.58$27.19 -44%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for FAST, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Fastenal Co ranked in the 35th 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. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for FAST, they are:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 113.95 -- which is good for besting 97% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Industrials sector with positive cash flow).
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 2% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately just 10.19% 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 48.34% of tickers in our DCF set.


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%-45%
1%-45%
2%-44%
3%-43%
4%-43%
5%-42%

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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.

Fastenal Company Announces Conference Call to Review 2020 Third Quarter Earnings

WINONA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fastenal Company (Nasdaq:FAST) announced the date and time for its conference call to review 2020 third quarter results, as well as current operations. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. central time. To access the call, please visit the following Web address: https://investor.fastenal.com/events.cfm Our conference call presentation (which includes information, supplemental to that contained in o

Business Wire | September 28, 2020

Fastenal Company: Expect Growth Drivers To Gain Strength Over Time

FAST Can Move Sideways For Now Source COVID-19 has caused Fastenal Company (FAST) to re-prioritize its strategies. As healthcare-related product demand surges, it shifts away from fastener sales. Plus, it has been increasingly sourcing sales from onsite locations instead of the public branches. While the headwinds in the economy and...

Badsha Chowdhury on Seeking Alpha | September 16, 2020

Fastenal August sales dip 2.2%, downgraded at Wells Fargo

Fastenal ([[FAST]] -2.6%) reports sales for the 4-week period ending on August 29, 2020 decreased 2.2% to $465.2M led by a drop of 4.5% in business days.Daily sales rose 2.5% with rest of the world reporting highest (15%) growth; U.S. and Canada/Mexico followed with 1.9% and 3.8% respectively.In terms of end-markets,...

Seeking Alpha | September 4, 2020

Industrials stock Fastenal is bucking sector weakness, but trader sees better opportunities

Fastenal has managed to shake off the downtrend in the industrial sector this year, but Strategic Wealth Partners' Mark Tepper isn't buying into the bounce.

CNBC | August 5, 2020

'Trading Nation' Traders Discuss Fastenal And Honeywell

On CNBC's "Trading Nation," Mark Tepper of Strategic Wealth Partners said that Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST ) had a great quarter, but it's unsustainable. The company had a huge growth by selling more safety products and that was enough to offset the decline in other segments, but the demand for such products is … Full story available on Benzinga.com

Benzinga | August 5, 2020

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FAST Price Returns

1-mo 7.74%
3-mo 2.59%
6-mo 13.69%
1-year 40.88%
3-year 98.53%
5-year 173.22%
YTD 33.11%
2019 44.63%
2018 -1.61%
2017 19.66%
2016 18.53%
2015 -11.81%

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