Fastenal Company (FAST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 23, 2014

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Fastenal Company ( FAST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 23, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 23, 2014. Shareholders who purchased FAST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that FAST has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50, the dividend yield is 2%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FAST was $50, representing a -5.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.12 and a 17.7% increase over the 52 week low of $42.48.

FAST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Home Depot, Inc. ( HD ) and Lowe's Companies, Inc. ( LOW ). FAST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.52. Zacks Investment Research reports FAST's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.32%, compared to an industry average of 17%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FAST Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to FAST through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FAST as a top-10 holding:

  • Columbia Select Large Cap Growth ETF ( RWG )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund ( QQEW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RGI with an increase of 5.82% over the last 100 days. RWG has the highest percent weighting of FAST at 3.9%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: FAST , HD , LOW , RWG , QQXT , RGI , QQEW

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