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Fastenal Co. (NASD:FAST) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Fastenal Co. (NASD:FAST) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 12 and a Sell Date of April 6 has resulted in a geometric average return of 9.76% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 17 of those periods. This is a very good rate of success and the return slightly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 0.97% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Fairly Well with the period of seasonal strength for the Industrials sector, which runs from October 29 to May 10. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Industrials Sector Seasonal Chart.

Fastenal opened its first fastener store in 1967 in Winona, Minnesota. Since then, Fastenal has greatly expanded its footprint as well as its products and services. Today, Fastenal serves its 400,000 active customers through approximately 2,000 branches, over 1,200 on-site locations, and 14 distribution centers. Since 1993, the company has added other product categories, but fasteners remain its largest category at about 30%-35% of sales. Fastenal also offers customers supply-chain solutions, such as vending and vendor-managed inventory.

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