Why Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) Is In News?


Thomson Reuters, a distinguished brokerage company, has placed a 52-week price target of $43.13 on Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) shares after it surveyed top market analysts. Calculating estimated earnings after taking into consideration different elements, it is predicted to come at $1.74 for the next fiscal and $N/A for underway quarter.

Valuation Estimates

Analysts take into account the price to earnings ratio to estimate the firm’s valuation. This ratio, which is also called as the P/E ratio evaluates the company on relative expense factor. The formula to calculate ratio is stock’s latest price/ per share earnings. The P/E ratio of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) stands at 25.14.

Analysts also work out Price/Earnings Growth ratio in an attempt to estimate the valuation of a firm. This ratio commonly known as the PEG ratio implies the stock’s valuation compared to earnings growth potential. Investors look to invest in the stocks with a lower PEG ratio. For Fastenal Company, the PEG ratio for coming 3-5 years is 2.73.

Technical Analysis

The technical analysis highlights that Fastenal Company current is trading $0.82 points away or +1.91% from its 50-day moving average of $43.18. Further it is trading $-1.10 or -2.44% away its 200-day moving average of $45.10.

The 52-week high of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) was $49.99 while lowest point recorded in 52-week was $34.45. It implies if stock price makes a movement of over $-5.99, it will record a new 52-week high. In the case of +27.72% drop, it will touch a new 52-week low.

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