Fastenal Co. (FAST) Falls 4.03% for January 18

Equities Staff  |

One of the S&P 500’s big losers for Monday January 18 was Fastenal Co. (FAST). The company’s stock fell 4.03% to $37.67 on volume of 14.85 million shares.

The stock opened the day at 35.11 and traded between a low of $35.10 and a high of $38.73. The stock finished the day down $1.58 per share. Fastenal Co. has an average daily volume of 2.9 million and a total float of 289.7 million shares. The 50-day SMA for Fastenal Co. is $39.96 and its 200-day SMA is $39.96. The high for the stock over the last 52 weeks is $46.79 and the low is $34.45.

Fastenal Co is engaged in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in North America. The Company offers bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, and miscellaneous supplies and hardware.

Fastenal Co. is centered in Winona, MN, and has 18,417 employees. Today’s trading day leaves the company with a market cap of $10.91 billionwith a P/E Ratio of 21.2. The company has a P/S ratio of 3.86, P/B ratio of 6.12, and a 298.7.

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While the DJIA is price-weighted and only includes 30 stocks, the S&P 500 uses a weighting system that factors in market cap and the size of a company’s free float while including some 500 stocks for a more comprehensive look at the broader markets’ performance. Its performance is far more representative of the large- and mega-cap stocks for any period of time.

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