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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Fastenal Company (Nasdaq: FAST) is Monday, April 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $47.42 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%. The average volume for Fastenal has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fastenal has a market cap of $13.97 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesaler and retailer of industrial and construction supplies in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.9, above the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 36.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.