| Fastenal is engaged in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies. Most of Co.'s customers are in the manufacturing and non-residential construction markets. Other users of Co.'s products include farmers, truckers, railroads, and oil exploration companies. Co. is a distributor of fasteners and related industrial and construction supplies. This includes threaded fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, as well as miscellaneous supplies and hardware, such as pins, machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire rope, strut, rivets, and related accessories. Co.'s fastener product line is primarily sold under the Fastenal product name. We show 53 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of FAST's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of FAST shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like FAST versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching FAST by allowing them to research FAST shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.