Fastenal Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 30, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 30, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased FAST stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100%
increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of
$49.47, the dividend yield is 1.62%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FAST was $49.47,
representing a -7.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.38 and
a 31.53% increase over the 52 week low of $37.61.
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 $1.45. Zacks Investment Research reports FAST's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.93%, compared to an
industry average of 19.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to FAST through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FAST as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund (
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VOT with an increase of
13.07% over the last 100 days. RGI has the highest percent
weighting of FAST at 1.84%.