Tomorrow Fastenal will publish its past quarter's results. Over the current book year the total revenue will be 4,93 billion USD (consensus estimates). This is hugely more than 2017's revenue of 4,39 billion USD.
The analysts expect for 2018 a net profit of 743 million USD. For this year the majority of the analysts, consulted by press agency Thomson Reuters, expects a profit per share of 2,6 USD. The price/earnings-ratio therefore equals 21,73.
Per share the analysts anticipate on a dividend of 1,5 USD per share. The dividend yield is then 2,66 percent. The average dividend yield of the diversified companies is a moderate 1 percent.
Based on the current number of shares Fastenal 's market capitalization equals 16,33 billion USD. The Fastenal stock was the past 12 months quite unstable. Since last October the stock is even 26 percent higher. This year the stock price moved between 43 and 61 dollar. Since 2008 the stock price is almost 207 percent higher.On Friday the stock closed at 56,49 USD.
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