Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

The Company sells industrial and construction supplies in a wholesale and retail fashion.

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Member Avatar AnsgarJohn (98.36) Submitted: 8/8/2014 3:00:14 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.87 FAST Score: -2.27

Fastenal Insider buying by CEO. End ASAP, not cheap.

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Member Avatar skyrocket29 (58.79) Submitted: 7/22/2014 11:30:33 AM : Outperform Start Price: $44.33 FAST Score: -0.40

undervalued

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Member Avatar TMFWalter (63.19) Submitted: 7/14/2014 10:37:54 AM : Outperform Start Price: $44.92 FAST Score: -2.07

Great company, typical market over reaction.

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Member Avatar TMFEBCapital (55.00) Submitted: 6/7/2013 10:17:02 AM : Outperform Start Price: $46.72 FAST Score: -26.44

New industrial vending programs, controlled new store growth and disciplined expense controls will drive earnings growth over the next year.

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Member Avatar prstout (65.81) Submitted: 6/6/2013 11:36:59 AM : Outperform Start Price: $45.82 FAST Score: -26.35

Sell-off was over done. Looking for modest rebound.

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Member Avatar Teacherman333 (89.63) Submitted: 5/26/2013 1:36:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $48.63 FAST Score: -30.92

For reference point and to allow for comments by others. As of the end of March, 2013.

ROE 27.01%
Trailing PE 35.82
PB 9.38
Div yield 1.50%

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Member Avatar ConsensusPWR100 (< 20) Submitted: 10/26/2012 2:21:36 AM : Outperform Start Price: $40.68 FAST Score: -32.02

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.

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Member Avatar TomFoolNC (29.13) Submitted: 9/11/2012 4:57:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $40.01 FAST Score: -27.16

housing recovery, vending machines

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Member Avatar BaaMan (81.69) Submitted: 7/13/2012 2:52:32 PM : Outperform Start Price: $40.51 FAST Score: -37.59

It got a little ahead of itself, but will continue to grow with the construction recovery.

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Member Avatar malcome (< 20) Submitted: 6/25/2012 10:47:52 AM : Outperform Start Price: $35.99 FAST Score: -28.44

specialized

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Member Avatar 4en1vanm (< 20) Submitted: 2/16/2012 6:06:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $47.41 FAST Score: -52.44

The stock currently looks over valued but FAST will continue to be a long term win.

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Member Avatar Magnoliasteve (41.02) Submitted: 2/13/2012 8:57:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $47.15 FAST Score: -53.57

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.

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Member Avatar jpietrek (< 20) Submitted: 2/9/2012 2:10:25 PM : Outperform Start Price: $44.75 FAST Score: -49.59

good history safe stock

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Member Avatar stationfool (55.71) Submitted: 1/26/2012 12:03:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.59 FAST Score: -48.93

no debt

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Member Avatar bradford86 (99.74) Submitted: 1/16/2012 9:26:30 PM : Underperform Start Price: $43.92 FAST Score: +52.25

298. Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ: FAST) is repping out new all-time highs like it's nobody's business. Sell. Do not think twice. The valuation here is so high that a small mis-step will result in lower prices. The chart is parabolic. Target: $30-$40. I'm betting CAPS points on this one coming back down to earth. Since when can you apply a P/E of 40+ to a company set to grow at less than 20%? Well, if your answer was: "In your dreams." You'd be right. Mark my words, Fastenal will fall below $40 in the next 5 years.

http://beta.fool.com/bradford86/2012/01/16/price-market-part-46/

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Member Avatar ricksrph (< 20) Submitted: 1/5/2012 2:59:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.80 FAST Score: -49.59

Outperform

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Member Avatar mbelval (< 20) Submitted: 12/11/2011 8:23:10 PM : Underperform Start Price: $38.70 FAST Score: +45.10

Solid business
Wide moat/durable competetive advantages
Persistent/predictble FCFs, returns on capital and profit margins
Strong balance sheet (cash, D/E, Current Ratio, etc)
Managers are competent stewards of owner capital
Currently trading well above FV
Fair value = 30.80
Moderate-High FV uncertainty
Buy with 37% MOS below 19.70
Sell now above 41.90

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Member Avatar glake1 (41.28) Submitted: 12/6/2011 6:00:29 PM : Outperform Start Price: $38.90 FAST Score: -44.34

Awesome management

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Member Avatar 1stMartian (21.82) Submitted: 12/4/2011 10:17:39 AM : Outperform Start Price: $39.37 FAST Score: -44.47

Good management, great net margin and ROI, dividned, and great projected growth.

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Member Avatar lilswingman (< 20) Submitted: 11/5/2011 6:34:54 PM : Underperform Start Price: $37.31 FAST Score: +40.05

bad technicals

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