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Fastenal

$31.01

0.37 (1.21%)

06:53
10/11/19
10/11
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06:53

Fastenal backs FY19 CapEx view $195M-$225M

Management said, "We continue to expect our net capital expenditures in 2019 to be within a range of $195.0 to $225.0, an increase from $166.8 in 2018. This increase is a result of higher spending for property and equipment to expand our hub capacity, vending devices, and hub vehicles. The progress of our investments in hub capacity will likely be the primary determinant of where we fall within our range."

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$31.01

0.37 (1.21%)

04/15/19
NRCS
04/15/19
DOWNGRADE
NRCS
Neutral
Fastenal downgraded to Neutral on valuation at Northcoast
Northcoast analyst Ryan Cieslak downgraded Fastenal to Neutral from Buy citing valuation.
05/07/19
WBLR
05/07/19
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WBLR
Market Perform
Fastenal downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
05/07/19
WBLR
05/07/19
NO CHANGE
WBLR
William Blair downgrades Fastenal, MSC Industrial, Wesco to Market Perform
William Blair analyst Ryan Merkel downgraded Fastenal (FAST), MSC Industrial (MSM) and Wesco (WCC) to Market Perform from Outperform while maintaining an Outperform rating on Systemax (SYX). With growth challenges rising distributor earnings estimates are too high for 2019 and 2020, Merkel tells investors in a research note. He believes "several industrial indicators are flashing yellow," including global trade volumes, durable goods orders, manufacturing inventory growth, and a strong U.S. dollar. Further, the analyst is concerned by trends in the automotive, oil and gas, mining, and machinery end-markets. Merkel believes stock valuations are risk given his "late-cycle concerns." He believes fair value for Fastenal is $72 per share, fair value for MSC Industrial is $75 per share and fair value for Wesco is $51 per share.
06/14/19
BUCK
06/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $31
BUCK
Neutral
Fastenal estimates cut at Buckingham after management meetings
Buckingham analyst Robert Barry lowered his FY19 and FY20 EPS estimates for Fastenal by about 2% each to factor in April and May sales results and following his visit with management. Management's tone was more cautious and they said they are starting to think about stricter cost discipline, though they still view investing in IT and growth drivers as priorities, according to Barry. He trimmed his price target on Fastenal shares to $31 from $32 and keeps a Neutral rating on the stock.

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