Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.01, from 1.04 in 2018Q3. It is negative, as 51 investors sold Fastenal Company shares while 189 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 194 raised stakes. 238.60 million shares or 2.10% more from 233.70 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported.
Macquarie Group Limited accumulated 14,800 shares or 0% of the stock. Thomas Story Son Ltd Company holds 2.53% or 79,344 shares in its portfolio. Illinois-based Coe Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.61% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). The Japan-based Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & has invested 0.14% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Strategic Fincl has invested 0.39% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Allsquare Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.01% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) for 136 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.04% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Signaturefd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Ing Groep Nv stated it has 0.04% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Motley Fool Asset Limited Liability Corp holds 220,750 shares. Kdi Prns Llc invested in 118,498 shares or 2.11% of the stock. 29 are held by Fred Alger Management Incorporated. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd owns 0.02% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) for 42,077 shares. Raymond James Ser accumulated 0.07% or 265,041 shares. Df Dent & holds 3.14% or 2.41 million shares in its portfolio.
Since October 12, 2018, it had 5 buys, and 5 sales for $3.57 million activity. $49,754 worth of stock was bought by Johnson Daniel L. on Monday, October 22. Owen Terry Modock bought $78,105 worth of stock or 1,500 shares. $2.49 million worth of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) was sold by Hein LeLand J. Lewis Holden had bought 500 shares worth $26,142. FLORNESS DANIEL L had bought 2,000 shares worth $103,900. Drazkowski William Joseph also bought $41,948 worth of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) on Tuesday, October 23.
Analysts expect Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) to report $0.66 EPS on April, 10.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 8.20 % from last quarter’s $0.61 EPS. FAST’s profit would be $188.87M giving it 23.59 P/E if the $0.66 EPS is correct. After having $0.60 EPS previously, Fastenal Company’s analysts see 10.00 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $62.28. About 1.57 million shares traded. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has risen 16.47% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.10% the S&P500.
Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) Ratings Coverage
Among 4 analysts covering Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Fastenal had 6 analyst reports since October 11, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Tuesday, February 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Thursday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating by Longbow given on Tuesday, December 4.
Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $17.82 billion. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. It has a 23.77 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s fastener products include threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and building projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures.
More notable recent Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Trump Looks To Nationalize 5G – Nasdaq” on March 06, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mellanox Adapters Selected by JD Cloud to Boost Efficiency – Nasdaq” published on March 05, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Home Depot Ramps Up Hiring to Benefit From Spring Season – Nasdaq” on March 06, 2019. More interesting news about Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “China c.bank studying impact of rate overhaul on loan pricing – Nasdaq” published on March 12, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Why Corindus Vascular Robotics Shares Are Rising Today – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 14, 2019.