Fastenal Company ( FAST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 23, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 21, 2018. Shareholders who purchased FAST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $52, the dividend yield is 3.08%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FAST was $52, representing a -14.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.14 and a 13.14% increase over the 52 week low of $45.96.
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 $2.57. Zacks Investment Research reports FAST's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 33.56%, compared to an industry average of 25%.