Fastenal Company (FAST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 23, 2013

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Fastenal Company ( FAST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 23, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FAST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -50% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $49.12, the dividend yield is 2.04%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FAST was $49.12, representing a -7.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.38 and a 22.8% 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 $1.51. Zacks Investment Research reports FAST's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.3%, compared to an industry average of 13.7%.

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.



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