The Insider, Michael Ancius Invested in 455 Shares of Fastenal Company (FAST); Last Week PPL (PPL) Coverage

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PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. PPL Corporation had 43 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Thursday, July 14. The company was upgraded on Monday, June 26 by Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of PPL in report on Tuesday, January 17 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 8 by Evercore. Macquarie Research downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The stock of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 23 by UBS. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, December 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, January 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 5. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. See PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) latest ratings:

06/03/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
23/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $37 New Target: $36 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $37.0 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: $40 Initiates Coverage On
01/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0 Upgrade
08/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $39.0 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
26/12/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $42.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.3 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 37 investors sold Fastenal Company shares while 215 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 174 raised stakes. 232.28 million shares or 0.94% less from 234.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 32,858 are held by Bessemer Grp. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab has 0.17% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) for 320,732 shares. Bahl & Gaynor accumulated 395,127 shares. Stevens Cap Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 80,450 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Etrade Capital Mgmt Llc reported 5,685 shares. Sandy Spring Financial Bank reported 380 shares. Comerica Securities has 0.09% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Moreover, Group has 0.51% invested in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) for 26,902 shares. Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.07% in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Jennison Limited Liability owns 1.57M shares. Beacon Financial Group holds 1.35% or 141,143 shares in its portfolio. Sadoff Invest Mngmt Llc invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST). Nottingham Advsrs reported 15,700 shares. Financial Architects reported 1,326 shares. Daiwa Securities Grp Inc Incorporated reported 0.01% stake.

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $14.53 billion. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. It has a 23.49 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s fastener products include threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and building projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures.

Analysts await Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) to report earnings on July, 11. They expect $0.66 earnings per share, up 26.92% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.52 per share. FAST’s profit will be $189.88 million for 19.13 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by Fastenal Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.20% EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Fastenal has $65.0 highest and $27 lowest target. $53.17’s average target is 5.31% above currents $50.49 stock price. Fastenal had 77 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, April 7 by Avondale. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, March 16. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of FAST in report on Thursday, March 17 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, July 11, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, April 12. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, December 6 with “Buy”. The stock of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, July 13. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, August 21. The company was maintained on Monday, March 21 by Avondale.

The stock increased 1.27% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $50.49. About 1.04M shares traded. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has risen 5.62% since April 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.93% the S&P500.

The director of Fastenal Co, Michael Ancius has made a surprising purchase in the stock exchange listed company that is amounting to $22,181 U.S Dollars. As reported in the Security and Exchange Commission public report filed on 27/04/2018, Michael purchased 455 shares based on an average price per share of $48.8. Currently, Michael Ancius owns 10,740 shares which are equivalent to roughly 0.00% of the company’s market cap.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.06 million activity. Miller Charles S. had sold 26,250 shares worth $1.48M. Shares for $140,793 were sold by Polipnick Gary A. on Friday, December 15. On Tuesday, March 6 the insider Drazkowski William Joseph sold $424,808. $14,036 worth of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) shares were sold by Jansen James C.

PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $. The firm operates in three divisions: U.K. It currently has negative earnings. Regulated, Kentucky Regulated, and Pennsylvania Regulated.

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