Arcadia Investment Management Corpmi Lowers stake in Fastenal Company (FAST)

Fastenal Company (FAST) : Arcadia Investment Management Corpmi reduced its stake in Fastenal Company by 4.57% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 127,256 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $5,469,463 after selling 6,100 shares in Fastenal Company , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 15, 2016.Fastenal Company makes up approximately 1.73% of Arcadia Investment Management Corpmi’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Gwm Advisors added FAST to its portfolio by purchasing 18,944 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $814,213. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.33% of Gwm Advisors’s portfolio. First Manhattan Co added FAST to its portfolio by purchasing 252 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $10,831.Gateway Investment Advisers reduced its stake in FAST by selling 246 shares or 1.0% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 24,307 shares of FAST which is valued at $1,052,493. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.01% of Gateway Investment Advisers’s portfolio.Kistler-tiffany Companies boosted its stake in FAST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 650 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,811 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $81,912. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.04% of Kistler-tiffany Companies’s portfolio. Cacti Asset Management added FAST to its portfolio by purchasing 7,395 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $334,920. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.04% of Cacti Asset Management’s portfolio.

Fastenal Company closed down -0.47 points or -1.08% at $42.98 with 25,70,748 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $43.36, the shares hit an intraday low of $42.93 and an intraday high of $43.44 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday 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.

Investors should note that on Jul 12, 2016, Fastenal Company announced a cash dividend of $0.3000. The company’s management has announced Jul 22, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jul 26, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Aug 23, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Fastenal Company. Morgan Stanley Initiated Fastenal Company on Jul 7, 2016 to “Equal-Weight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $46.Fastenal Company was Resumed by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Jun 17, 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.

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