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On average, equities analysts predict that Fastenal Company will post $1.87 earnings per share for the current year. The company's market cap is $12.95 Billion, and the average volume is 3.1 Million.

Recent trading patterns in the stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) have investors on high alert.

Shares of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) traded down 1.31% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $43.66.

Fastenal announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, July 11th that authorizes the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02. The company has market cap of $13.04 billion. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $106.56. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 93,984.

Since May 25, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $43,760 activity.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has a 20-day RSI of 54.90%. Cantab Capital Prtn Llp reported 0% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Therefore 53% are positive. Fastenal had 46 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Boenning & Scattergood maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 15. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $50 target. As per Thursday, May 11, the company rating was maintained by IBC. Stephens maintained the shares of FAST in report on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy" rating.

Over the past year, the price of Fastenal Company (FAST) has increased 6.51% while the S&P 500 has increased 17.79%. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, August 27.

A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for FAST producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 1.87% and for the month booked as 1.65%. Its up 0.25, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. There were 68 sold out positions, amounting to 6.1 million shares. Sold All: 56 Reduced: 168 Increased: 218 New Position: 70. 231.14 million shares or 0.61% more from 229.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. QS Investors LLC now owns 4,051 shares of the company's stock valued at $176,000 after acquiring an additional 63 shares in the last quarter. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 25th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share.

United Rentals, Inc.is a holding company. Whalerock Point Prns Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.07% or 4,613 shares in its portfolio. Northcoast initiated the shares of XYL in report on Thursday, November 17 with "Buy" rating. Bnp Paribas Asset Sa stated it has 47,981 shares. Ledyard Retail Bank owns 78,885 shares. Virginia Retirement System Et Al invested in 81,900 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Pictet Asset Management Ltd holds 0.02% or 162,630 shares in its portfolio. Fastenal Company earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Alpha One's scale. Bankshares reported 6,575 shares. Fastenal Company earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 7.4% over the last 5 years. CE's profit will be $264.14M for 13.88 P/E if the $1.92 EPS becomes a reality. Petrus Lta invested in 7,746 shares. 45 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly -2.50%. Td Asset Inc stated it has 211,033 shares. Herndon Capital Management Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 121,870 shares. Smithfield Tru Com holds 0% or 140 shares. Tru Department Mb Retail Bank N A owns 3,320 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 73% are positive. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 24. The rating was upgraded by Avondale to "Mkt Outperform" on Thursday, January 26. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 19. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by William Blair with "Hold". Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: "Can Fastenal Company (FAST) Beat Earnings Estimates in Q3?" on October 10, 2017.

Chase Investment Counsel Corp, which manages about $422.50 million and $205.97M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) by 29,086 shares to 40,551 shares, valued at $3.73 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

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