Fastenal Company (FAST) : First Mercantile Trust Co reduced its stake in Fastenal Company by 1.54% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 67,274 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $2,845,690 after selling 1,050 shares in Fastenal Company , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 7, 2016.Fastenal Company makes up approximately 0.38% of First Mercantile Trust Co’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx reduced its stake in FAST by selling 994 shares or 1.33% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 73,783 shares of FAST which is valued at $3,121,021. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.07% of Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx’s portfolio.Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa boosted its stake in FAST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 100,963 additional shares and now holds a total of 121,226 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $5,080,582. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.02% of Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa’s portfolio.North Star Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in FAST by selling 110 shares or 0.27% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 40,992 shares of FAST which is valued at $1,717,975. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.19% of North Star Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in FAST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,765 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $115,881. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.03% of Washington Trust Bank’s portfolio.
Fastenal Company closed down -0.43 points or -1.01% at $42.3 with 28,87,736 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $42.49, the shares hit an intraday low of $42.14 and an intraday high of $42.74 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.
On the company’s financial health, Fastenal Company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.02 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 12, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.48. The company had revenue of $1014.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1023.17 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.48 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Fastenal Company. Macquarie Initiated Fastenal Company on Aug 26, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $50.
Fastenal Company sells industrial and construction supplies to end-users (business-to-business) and also has some walk-in retail business. The Company’s product offerings include fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies many of which are sold under the Fastenal product name. The Company’s product line which it refers to as the fastener product line consists of two categories: threaded fasteners such as bolts nuts screws studs and related washers and miscellaneous supplies and hardware such as various pins and machinery keys concrete anchors metal framing systems wire rope strut rivets and related accessories. The Company’s product line includes fasteners cutting tools tools hydraulics and pneumatics material handling janitorial supplies electrical supplies welding supplies safety supplies metals direct ship and office supplies. It operates approximately 14 distribution centers in North America.