Weaker Buy Today FAST ranks #650 as BUY CANDIDATE. Stronger Buy
Today FAST ranks #650 as BUY CANDIDATE.

FAST stock Fastenal Company

FAST stock
Fastenal Company

April 22, 2019
Change -1.38%
Chart period: 2019-01-23 - 2019-04-22





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Fastenal Company Forecast and Stock Analysis

Technical FAST stock analysis for April 22, 2019.

Buy candidate since 2019-04-22
Shorts n/a
Cash n/a
Loans n/a
Beta 1.19
ROA 23.10

Fastenal Company fell by -1.38% in the last day from $71.08 to $70.10 The price has risen in 6 of the last 10 days and is up by 5.14% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell in the last day along with the stock, which is actually a good sign as volume should follow the stock. In the last day the trading volume fell by -0.03 million shares and in total 2.43 million shares bought and sold for approximately $170.47 million.

Close price at the end of the last trading day (Monday, 22nd Apr 2019) of the FAST stock was $70.10. This is 1.38% less than the trading day before Thursday, 18th Apr 2019.

During day the stock fluctuated 2.39% from a day low at $69.77 to a day high of $71.44.

30 day high of the FAST stock price was $71.44 and low was $61.56.
90 day high was $71.44 and low was $58.36.
52 week high for the Fastenal Company - $71.44 and low - $47.37.


Fastenal Company lies in the upper part of a wide and strong rising trend in the short term, and this will normally pose a very good selling opportunity for the short-term trader as reaction back towards the lower part of the trend can be expected. A break-up at the top trend line at $71.22 will firstly indicate a stronger raising rate. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 13.21% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $72.94 and $80.62 at the end of this period.

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Fastenal Company holds buy signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, there is a general buy signal from the relation between the two signals where the short-term average is above the long-term average. On corrections down there will be some support from the lines at $69.68 and $64.70. A break down below any of these levels will issue sell signals. Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. A sales signal was issued from a pivot top point on Thursday April 18, 2019, which indicates further falls until a new bottom pivot has been found. Volume fell together with the price during the last trading day and this reduces the overall risk as volume should follow the price movements.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

RSI14 is 68 and the stock is currently not being overbought or oversold

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Support & Resistance

Fastenal Company finds support from accumulated volume at $68.48.

Support: $68.48 Price: $70.10 Resistance: $70.13


This stock may move much during a day (volatility) and with a large prediction interval from the Bollinger Band this stock is considered to be "high risk". During the last day, the stock moved $1.67 between high and low, or 2.39%. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 1.61%.

Our recommended stoploss: $66.82 (-4.67%) (This stock has medium daily movements and this gives medium risk. There is a sell signal from pivot top found 1 days ago.)

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Evaluation: Buy Candidate

Several short-term signals, along with a general good trend, are positive and we conclude that the current level may hold a buying opportunity as there is a fair chance for this stock to perform well in the short-term. We have upgraded our recommendation for this stock since last evaluation from a Hold/Accumulate to a Buy Candidate.

Weaker Buy Today FAST ranks #650 as BUY CANDIDATE. Stronger Buy
Today FAST ranks #650 as BUY CANDIDATE.