The Company sells industrial and construction supplies in a wholesale and retail fashion.
I gave this the green thumb on Investor Beat yesterday. Fastenal is a solid company in a tough industry today. Metalworking along with industrial demand in general is weak and they're feeling the pinch of no organic revenue growth. However Fastenal has a long history of beating the market, it's well-managed and it's fiscally fit. At 30 times normalized earnings it's not a steal, but it is worthy of consideration for investors with a long-term (5 yrs plus) time horizon.
i read the 10-q. it is like a 'core dump'. but you can understand it real easy. they just make lots of money being a distributor. with over 2000 stores, i think they know how to make their customers happy. i do not feel so bad about the 'fiscal cliff' after seeing a company like this.
I like the recent sharp decline in price on declining volume and the history of strong bounces from around this level. I also see a bounce in the industries it serves in the next quarter, but this is mostly an "oversold" play that I expect to pay off in a few weeks, and which I don't mind holding longer if it doesn't.
housing recovery, vending machines
It got a little ahead of itself, but will continue to grow with the construction recovery.
consistent best of breed in stable industry
The stock currently looks over valued but FAST will continue to be a long term win.
Not an exciting stock like an Apple or Google but kicks the market's behind for years and pays a nice little regular yield. This is a great, steady, no frills money maker.
good history safe stock
Good management, great net margin and ROI, dividned, and great projected growth.
Good growth world wide
Insider Trading brought me to this stock. Valuation is high, but growth opportunities trump that concern. Was not familiar with the company prior to this week - Surpirsed that it is roughly the same size as Grainger - A name that I am familiar with. One of the coolest things this company does is place product vending machines in their customers facilities - You can walk up to the machine and by a 3/8" carbide drill bit or whatever else you may need - Likely not much profit in the actual drill bit, but the visablity of the machines and the ability of the Fastenal salesmen to gain access to these business on a weekly basis is invaluable.
Good long term investment.
No long term debt. Most Innovative and progressive company in thier market. Will take the market by storm w/ the automated solutions machines. These machines will reduce customer TCO and bring about instant accountability for customer consumption.
Inside ownership over 10%, no debt, ROE of 20, long term growth est 20%. Screen result.
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