Loudon Investment Management buys $4,840,583 stake in Fastenal Company (FAST)

Fastenal Company (FAST) : Loudon Investment Management scooped up 825 additional shares in Fastenal Company during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Nov 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 107,330 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $4,840,583.Fastenal Company makes up approximately 3.81% of Loudon Investment Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Euclid Advisors sold out all of its stake in FAST during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 9,000 shares of FAST which is valued $405,900.Baillie Gifford Co reduced its stake in FAST by selling 38,083 shares or 4.56% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 797,570 shares of FAST which is valued at $34,766,076. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.06% of Baillie Gifford Co’s portfolio.Stonebridge Capital Management Inc boosted its stake in FAST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,630 additional shares and now holds a total of 13,805 shares of Fastenal Company which is valued at $529,284. Fastenal Company makes up approx 0.23% of Stonebridge Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.

Fastenal Company closed down -0.16 points or -0.36% at $44.8 with 18,59,224 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $44.92, the shares hit an intraday low of $44.73 and an intraday high of $45.095 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 $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on Oct 11, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.45. The company had revenue of $1013.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1012.46 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.47 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Fastenal Company. Fastenal Company was Downgraded by Argus to ” Hold” on Oct 14, 2016. 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.

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