Fastenal Company (
) 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. (
) and Lowe's Companies, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund (
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%.