Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

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

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Member Avatar jbolley (80.32) Submitted: 3/11/2015 11:19:54 AM : Outperform Start Price: $40.60 FAST Score: +1.32

no debt, growing dividend, high level of customer service.

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Member Avatar Messina67 (< 20) Submitted: 3/5/2015 8:25:46 AM : Outperform Start Price: $39.76 FAST Score: +6.20

Low price, no debt, good management, innovative, good track record.

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Member Avatar TMFBuck (92.22) Submitted: 2/28/2015 12:20:44 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.50 FAST Score: +1.91

A good business that's come down in price.

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Member Avatar AnsgarJohn (98.98) Submitted: 8/8/2014 3:00:14 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.87 FAST Score: -12.65

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

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Member Avatar skyrocket29 (62.64) Submitted: 7/22/2014 11:30:33 AM : Outperform Start Price: $44.33 FAST Score: -10.60

undervalued

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Member Avatar TMFWalter (65.48) Submitted: 7/14/2014 10:37:54 AM : Outperform Start Price: $44.92 FAST Score: -12.20

Great company, typical market over reaction.

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Member Avatar TMFEBCapital (70.71) Submitted: 6/7/2013 10:17:02 AM : Outperform Start Price: $46.72 FAST Score: -37.04

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 (44.34) Submitted: 6/6/2013 11:36:59 AM : Outperform Start Price: $45.82 FAST Score: -37.13

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

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Member Avatar Teacherman333 (91.03) Submitted: 5/26/2013 1:36:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $48.63 FAST Score: -41.29

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: -44.25

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 (29.23) Submitted: 9/11/2012 4:57:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $40.01 FAST Score: -39.40

housing recovery, vending machines

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Member Avatar BaaMan (82.08) Submitted: 7/13/2012 2:52:32 PM : Outperform Start Price: $40.51 FAST Score: -50.06

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: -41.99

specialized

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Member Avatar 4en1vanm (< 20) Submitted: 2/16/2012 6:06:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $47.41 FAST Score: -63.81

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

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Member Avatar Magnoliasteve (57.28) Submitted: 2/13/2012 8:57:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $47.15 FAST Score: -65.03

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: -61.42

good history safe stock

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Member Avatar stationfool (50.16) Submitted: 1/26/2012 12:03:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $43.59 FAST Score: -61.01

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: +64.36

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: -62.14

Outperform

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Member Avatar mbelval (< 20) Submitted: 12/11/2011 8:23:10 PM : Underperform Start Price: $38.70 FAST Score: +58.35

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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