7.44% to Target, BMO Capital Reaffirms Hold Rating for Fastenal Company (FAST) Stock; 3 Analysts Covering AGNC Investment (AGNC)

November 15, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 17 analysts covering Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Fastenal has $57 highest and $27 lowest target. $48.71’s average target is 2.61% above currents $47.47 stock price. Fastenal had 47 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, October 9. As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, July 12 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 12. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Avondale with “Market Perform” on Thursday, April 7. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 14 by Argus Research. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. As per Friday, June 17, the company rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, April 19 to “Outperform”.

Among 12 analysts covering American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. American Capital Agency Corp. had 28 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, May 23, the company rating was upgraded by Wunderlich. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 2 by Credit Suisse. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, May 29. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Compass Point upgraded AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) on Thursday, August 13 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Nomura on Wednesday, August 12 to “Buy”. On Thursday, December 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets. See AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) latest ratings:

27/10/2017 Broker: Maxim Group Rating: Buy New Target: $21.25 Maintain
12/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0000 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Maxim Group Rating: Buy New Target: $21.2500 Maintain
02/06/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0000 Maintain
29/05/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $19.5000 Maintain

Analysts await Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) to report earnings on January, 17. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.4 per share. FAST’s profit will be $129.30M for 26.37 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.50 actual earnings per share reported by Fastenal Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth.

Since May 25, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $43,760 activity. 1,000 shares valued at $43,760 were bought by Lewis Holden on Thursday, May 25.

The stock increased 0.51% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $47.47. About shares traded. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has declined 2.09% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.79% the S&P500.

Fastenal Company is engaged in wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies. The company has market cap of $13.64 billion. The Firm is engaged in fastener distribution, and non-fastener maintenance and supply business. It has a 25.2 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it distributed these supplies through a network of approximately 2,500 stores.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.25, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 56 investors sold Fastenal Company shares while 168 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. 231.14 million shares or 0.61% more from 229.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Huntington State Bank holds 0.01% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) or 7,376 shares. Commercial Bank Of America De reported 3.92 million shares. Edge Wealth Mgmt Lc holds 140 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Provident Tru holds 988,616 shares or 2.07% of its portfolio. Essex Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 7,500 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. City Tru Fl owns 22,156 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. 22,745 were accumulated by National Bank & Trust Of Hawaii. Boyd Watterson Asset Management Llc Oh has 0.25% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) for 11,292 shares. Qci Asset Mngmt Inc reported 325 shares stake. Finemark Bank Tru reported 0.04% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv has invested 0% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands holds 63,000 shares. Oppenheimer Communication owns 12,189 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Invesco Limited owns 3.07 million shares. Moreover, Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has 0.16% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) for 2.11M shares.

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $7.80 billion. The Firm invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. It has a 4.92 P/E ratio. The Company’s investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), or by the United States Government agency, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (collectively, GSEs).

The stock increased 0.61% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $19.94. About 200 shares traded. AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) has risen 7.98% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.72% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.5 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.25, from 0.25 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 2 investors sold AGNC Investment Corp shares while 0 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 178,733 shares or 10.76% more from 161,376 shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Prudential Public Limited Company holds 0% or 25,900 shares in its portfolio. Amer Research Management owns 200 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Balasa Dinverno And Foltz Limited Liability owns 42,157 shares. Gulf National Bank (Uk) Ltd stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC).

Since June 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $77,827 activity. Shares for $77,827 were sold by Davis Morris A..

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