Fastenal Company (FAST) Analysts See $0.49 EPS

Xavier Trudeau
Juin 7, 2017

Fastenal Company has a 1-year low of $37.70 and a 1-year high of $52.74. The stock declined 4.12% or $1.84 reaching $42.81 on the news. Robert W. Baird downgraded Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) on Monday, August 24 to "Neutral" rating. It has underperformed by 18.79% the S&P500. The stock was bought at an average price of $44.75 per share, for a total transaction of $223,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. (NASDAQ:OCLR) shares were sold by Paul Lisa.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), stock is trading $65.42 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 11.50% in last 5 years. The company has a market capitalization of $12.34 billion, a PE ratio of 24.38 and a beta of 1.02. The Firm provides various solutions for optical networks and interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. The Company's product offerings include client side transceivers, line side transceivers, tunable laser transmitters, lithium niobate modulators, transponder modules, and discrete lasers and receivers.

About 2,726 shares traded. (NASDAQ:OCLR) has risen 92.74% since June 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.27% the S&P500. Therefore 60% are positive. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 4 by B. Riley & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating by Argus Research given on Tuesday, March 8. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by William Blair. Northland Capital maintained Oclaro, Inc. Northland Capital has "Outperform" rating and $4.50 target. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $50 target. The firm earned "Sector Outperformer" rating on Monday, June 27 by IBC. Investors can use these support and resistance levels to refine their entries and exits from stocks.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.58, from 1.13 in 2016Q3. Omega Advisors Inc acquired 726,200 shares as Gulfport Energy Corp (GPOR)'s stock declined 17.30%. 45 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. Mufg Americas Hldgs reported 24,410 shares. State Teachers Retirement Sys owns 277,960 shares. (NASDAQ:OCLR) for 230,764 shares. (NASDAQ:OCLR) or 559,513 shares. Mcdonald Capital Ca reported 2.22M shares or 9.54% of all its holdings. Azimuth Ltd Llc holds 72,384 shares. Gmt Corporation reported 135,400 shares. Regions Financial, a Alabama-based fund reported 78,486 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Oclaro, Inc. Reservoir Operations L.P. owns 183,210 shares or 3.2% of their USA portfolio. City Co invested in 282 shares. Oppenheimer Com reported 12,205 shares. The stock rose 2.49% or $0.33 reaching $13.57 per share. Alyeska Invest Gru Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% in Oclaro, Inc. Stephens Investment Mngmt Gp accumulated 66,417 shares. Whittier Co reported 47 shares. After having $0.46 EPS previously, Fastenal Company's analysts see 6.52 % EPS growth. Therefore 43% are positive. Fastenal had 33 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $41 target in Wednesday, October 14 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $51 target in Thursday, March 17 report. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 15. Longbow raised its rating on Fastenal Company to Buy on 02/06/2017 in a reversal from its prior Neutral rating. The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) earned "Outperform" rating by William Blair on Monday, December 5. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 19 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to "Overweight".

Since December 12, 2016, it had 1 buy, and 3 insider sales for $5.36 million activity. Its up 0.17, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. 1,000 Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) shares with value of $43,760 were bought by Lewis Holden. The stock ended last trade at $44.27 a share and the price is up more than -5.77% so far this year. Quantbot Technologies Ltd Partnership invested in 0.07% or 30,571 shares. Ellington Mngmt Group Incorporated Limited Liability accumulated 8,500 shares. The fund owned 23,081 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,087 shares during the period.

Analysts await Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) to report earnings on July, 11. Pine River Cap Management Lp holds 10,800 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of Fastenal Company by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Provident Trust holds 2.41% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) or 1.03M shares. Zacks Management owns 111,482 shares.

ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 1,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $43,760.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) gained 1.51% with the closing price of $44.27. Compass Cap Inc holds 4.05% or 461,291 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold.

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