Fastenal Co. (FAST)

55.94
0.51 0.92
NASDAQ : Distribution Services
Prev Close 55.43
Open 55.37
Day Low/High 55.07 / 56.03
52 Wk Low/High 39.79 / 58.73
Volume 2.16M
Avg Volume 2.94M
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 286.95M
Market Cap 15.85B
EPS 2.00
P/E Ratio 23.31
Div & Yield 1.60 (2.49%)

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Winners (and Losers) From the China Trade War: Market Recon

Winners (and Losers) From the China Trade War: Market Recon

Cloud and defense are still looking good, but watch out for retail names.

Fastenal Becomes #13 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Carmax

Fastenal Becomes #13 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing Carmax

The most recent short interest data has been released for the 05/31/2018 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.

FAST: Insiders Vs. Shorts

The most recent short interest data was recently released for the 02/28/2018 settlement date, and Fastenal Co. is the #1 most shorted of the S&P 500 components, based on 17.12 "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded.

VMware and Chevron Are Among 11 Well-Known Stocks Ready to Change Direction

VMware and Chevron Are Among 11 Well-Known Stocks Ready to Change Direction

These names are showing bullish and bearish technical patterns over the past week.

Stocks Finish Lower Amid Rising U.S.-Russia Tensions

Stocks Finish Lower Amid Rising U.S.-Russia Tensions

The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined on Wednesday after Donald Trump hinted the U.S. could intervene in the Syria crisis.

Why You Can Not Think of Saying That Stocks Have Bottomed: Market Recon

Why You Can Not Think of Saying That Stocks Have Bottomed: Market Recon

The mindset has changed...times are different.

Facebook, Fox, Sprint and T-Mobile - 5 Things You Must Know

Facebook, Fox, Sprint and T-Mobile - 5 Things You Must Know

U.S. stock futures point to a lower Wall Street open; Facebook shares rise after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress on the data privacy scandal; the London offices of Twenty-First Century Fox are raided by investigators from the European Commission.

Don't Write Off the Tech Titans: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Wednesday 3/21/18)

Don't Write Off the Tech Titans: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Wednesday 3/21/18)

Jim Cramer says you shouldn't dismiss the FANG stocks, despite controversy, uncertainty, rate hikes or even earnings. It's about the future.

Tuesday Looked a Bit Like a Waterloo Moment for Bulls: Market Recon

Tuesday Looked a Bit Like a Waterloo Moment for Bulls: Market Recon

Over-extension? Yeah, that could be it, or maybe the inflows of cash are merely slowing down.

Fastenal Moves Up In Analyst Rankings, Passing TJX

Fastenal Moves Up In Analyst Rankings, Passing TJX

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of the S&P 500, Fastenal Co. has taken over the #53 spot from TJX Companies , according to ETF Channel.

FAST: Insiders vs. Shorts

FAST: Insiders vs. Shorts

The most recent short interest data was recently released for the 10/13/2017 settlement date, and Fastenal Co. is the #71 most shorted of the S&P 500 components, based on 8.48 "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded.

Facts of Black Monday 1987, the Worst Single Day In Stock Market History

Facts of Black Monday 1987, the Worst Single Day In Stock Market History

On Oct. 19, 1987, or Black Monday, Wall Street changed not just in a physical way but in the metaphorical sense, as well, as new trading technologies and fail-safes presented themselves. But more on that later.

13 Stocks That Will Let You Play Trump's Feud With NFL: Market Recon

13 Stocks That Will Let You Play Trump's Feud With NFL: Market Recon

What does most of this NFL-related portfolio have in common? Underperformance, if you ask me.

ADP, Equifax and Facebook - 5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens

ADP, Equifax and Facebook - 5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens

U.S. stock futures are pointing to a softer open for Wall Street on Wednesday, as investors await the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting in September.

Why You Must Immediately Short Amazon, Starbucks, Disney and 3 Other Stocks

Why You Must Immediately Short Amazon, Starbucks, Disney and 3 Other Stocks

They might be popular with investors, but all six have underlying concerns.

Why You Should Short Amazon, Starbucks, Disney and These Other Stocks

Why You Should Short Amazon, Starbucks, Disney and These Other Stocks

They might be popular with investors, but all six have underlying concerns.

No Good Stock Left Behind: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Tuesday 7/25/17)

No Good Stock Left Behind: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Tuesday 7/25/17)

Jim Cramer says some sellers are making a big mistake by not giving top-notch CEOs the benefit of the doubt despite earnings upheaval.

Hertz Global Holdings, Honeywell, PetMed Express, Allergan: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

Hertz Global Holdings, Honeywell, PetMed Express, Allergan: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

Jim Cramer is bullish on Hertz Global Holdings, Honeywell, PetMed Express, and Allergan.

Why Fastenal May Be One of the Best Second-Half Buys

Why Fastenal May Be One of the Best Second-Half Buys

Some analysts believe Fastenal could rally 26%.

Dow Jumps to New Record as a Measured Yellen Inspires Market Rally

Dow Jumps to New Record as a Measured Yellen Inspires Market Rally

Janet Yellen talks balance sheets, low-inflation risks and gradual interest rate hikes.

TheStreet Quant Rating: A- (Buy)