Fastenal Company (FAST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 24, 2013

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Fastenal Company ( FAST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FAST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $46.9, the dividend yield is 2.13%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FAST was $46.9, representing a -12.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.38 and a 17.25% increase over the 52 week low of $40.

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 $1.48. Zacks Investment Research reports FAST's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.42%, compared to an industry average of 14%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the FAST Dividend History page.

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 ( RGI )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( VOT ).

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%.



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 , QQXT , RGI , VOT

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