Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) went down by -1.58% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $37.91 and move down -8.44%, while FAST stocks collected -3.08% of loss with the last five trading sessions. Barron's reported on 11/11/19 that The Rust Belt Is the Next Hot Spot for Stocks. Watch These 4.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) Worth an Investment?

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 26.05 times of increase in earnings at the present.

FAST Market Performance

FAST stocks went down by -2.10% for the week, with the monthly drop of -2.73% and a quarterly performance of 17.63%, while its annual performance rate touched 17.99%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.74% for FAST stocks with the simple moving average of 7.12% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for FAST stocks, with Edward Jones repeating the rating for FAST shares by setting it to “Hold”. The predicted price for FAST socks in the upcoming period according to Edward Jones is $47 based on the research report published on October 30, 2019.

Stephens, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see FAST stock at the price of $37, previously predicting the value of $36. The rating they have provided for FAST stocks is “Equal-Weight” according to the report published on October 14, 2019.

Raymond James gave “ Mkt Perform” rating to FAST stocks, setting the target price at $37 in the report published on October 14, 2019.

FAST Stocks 0.09% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought FAST to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Fastenal Company was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -7.78% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 1.71%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 1.72%, while the shares sank at the distance of -5.90% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +9.73% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, FAST went down by -3.08%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +11.04% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $36.21. In addition, Fastenal Company saw 33.72% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

FAST Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Fastenal Company (FAST), starting from Miller Charles S., who sold 4,376 shares at the price of $35.98 back on Nov 13. After this action, Rushing now owns 7,500 shares of Fastenal Company, valued at $157,436 with the latest closing price.

Lisowski Sheryl Ann, the CAO/Controller/Treasurer of Fastenal Company, sold 20,578 shares at the value of $36.94 during a trade that took place back on Nov 07, which means that Lisowski Sheryl Ann is holding 600 shares at the value of $760,162 based on the most recent closing price.

FAST Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +20.11 for the present operating margin and +48.32 for gross margin. The net margin for Fastenal Company stands at +15.14. Total capital return value is set at 37.58, while invested capital returns managed to touch 28.33. Equity return holds the value 31.90%, with 21.50% for asset returns.

Based on Fastenal Company (FAST), the company’s capital structure generated 21.71 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 17.84. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 15.05 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 79.26 and long-term debt to capital is 21.58.

EBITDA value lies at +319.20 M with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 0.44. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 3.92 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.03. The receivables turnover for Fastenal Company is 7.51 with the total asset turnover at the value of 1.59. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 5.30.