Fastenal Company (FAST) : Hendley Co Inc has sold out all of its stake in Fastenal Company during the most recent quarter, according to the disclosure filed by the company on Apr 21, 2016 with the SEC. The investment management company has sold out 53,355 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $2,434,589.
Fastenal Company opened for trading at $46.45 and hit $47.5 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $47.44, with a gain of 2.07% or 0.96 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 50,23,062 shares. Company has a market cap of $13,705 M.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Alta Capital Management boosted its stake in FAST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 198,103 additional shares and now holds a total of 938,686 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $42,832,242. Fastenal Company makes up approx 2.62% of Alta Capital Management’s portfolio.Raymond James Trust N.a. boosted its stake in FAST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,464 additional shares and now holds a total of 17,224 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $785,931. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.07% of Raymond James Trust N.a.’s portfolio.Creative Planning boosted its stake in FAST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 177 additional shares and now holds a total of 9,313 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $437,152.
On the company’s financial health, Fastenal Company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 12, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.44. The company had revenue of $986.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $988.57 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Fastenal Company. Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Apr 8, 2016 to “Underweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 38 from a previous price target of $29 .Fastenal Company was Downgraded by Stifel to ” Hold” on Apr 1, 2016. Fastenal Company was Initiated by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral” on Mar 22, 2016.
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.