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Fastenal Co FAST Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 3:37 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 49.61
  • Sector Industrials
  • Industry Industrial Distribution
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 49.46  –  50.53
  • Year Range 43.73  –  60.74
  • Market Cap 28.7718 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.5 Mil /  3.3 Mil
  • Price / Sales 4.09
  • Price / Book 8.95
  • Forward Div Yield 2.99%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.46%

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Fastenal Reports Solid Numbers to Close Out 2022 Amid Moderating Economic Activity

Dawit Woldemariam Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Dawit Woldemariam |

Wide-moat-rated Fastenal reported solid fourth-quarter results to end 2022. We’ve raised our fair value estimate to $46, up from $45 previously. We made slight adjustments to our near-term sales and margin forecasts and accounted for the time value of money since our last update.

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Business Description

Fastenal opened its first fastener store in 1967 in Winona, Minnesota. Since then, Fastenal has greatly expanded its footprint as well as its products and services. Today, Fastenal serves its 400,000 active customers through approximately 1,500 branches, over 1,600 on-site locations, and 14 distribution centers. Since 1993, the company has added other product categories, but fasteners remain its largest category at about 30%-35% of sales. Fastenal also offers customers supply-chain solutions, such as vending and vendor-managed inventory.

2001 Theurer Boulevard
Winona, MN, 55987-1500
Industry Industrial Distribution
Employees 22,025

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FAQs for Fastenal Co Stock

Yes. FAST has a forward dividend yield of 2.99%. See FAST’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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FAST’s market cap is 28.77 Bil.
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FAST’s stock style is Mid Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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FAST’s price/sales is 4.09.
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FAST’s price/forward earnings is 23.87.
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FAST’s price/book is 8.95.
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FAST’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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