In the past 52-week period, shares of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) have moved within the range of $39.79 to $52.74. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $50.40, which is 4.44% lower than its 52-week high.
Fastenal Company (FAST) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 5.19%, and a 50-day SMA of 7.65%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $14.49 billion.Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income
Understanding Wall Street analyst’s enthusiasm for a particular stock is crucial when considering entering a position. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Fastenal Company (FAST) is Outperform.
When it comes to sales data, public companies usually post revenue and earnings that are either higher or lower than the average Wall Street forecast. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Fastenal Company (FAST) delivered a 0.75% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $1.13 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $1.12 billion.
Meanwhile, during the same quarter Fastenal Company (FAST) delivered a 0.10% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.50 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.50 per share.Ownership at Fastenal Company (FAST), According to Most Recent SEC Filings
A public company’s latest 13F filings tell investors important details about institutional ownership. Fastenal Company (FAST) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 85.98% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $12.1 billion.
Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Fastenal Company (FAST), there were 68 new positions totaling 13,614,657 shares of the company’s stock. There were 65 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 6,894,587 shares.Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators
Examining a stock’s average volume in the short, medium and long term is useful to understand trading activity and investor sentiment. Fastenal Company (FAST) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,626,565 shares, with an average of 100% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.
The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 2,320,940 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 2,826,488 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.