Why insider trading matters?

Insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.

- Peter Lynch
FASTENAL CO (FAST)
Sector: Industrials; Industry: Industrial Distribution

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, North America, and internationally. The company's fastener products include threaded fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and construction projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines. It also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including pins, machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories. The company distributes its products through a network 2,114 branches and 15 distribution centers. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2021-03-05 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 4,656 $44.16 $205,625 No
2022-01-20 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 730 $57.18 $41,741 No
2021-12-06 Jansen James C Executive Vice President Sell 25,000 $62.02 $1,550,608 Yes
2021-12-07 Drazkowski William Joseph Executive Vice-President Sell 6,630 $62.99 $417,622 Yes
2021-09-08 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 265 $54.09 $14,334 No
2021-08-31 WISECUP REYNE K Senior Executive VP Sell 21,428 $56.02 $1,200,371 Yes
2021-08-30 LUNDQUIST NICHOLAS J Director Sell 32,980 $56.10 $1,850,167 Yes
2021-08-23 Watts Jeffery Michael Executive Vice-President Sell 21,434 $55.77 $1,195,430 Yes
2021-08-20 Drazkowski William Joseph Executive Vice-President Sell 15,126 $55.99 $846,963 Yes
2021-03-15 Watts Jeffery Michael Executive Vice-President Sell 31,000 $48.20 $1,494,110 Yes
2021-03-05 Eastman Stephen L. Director Buy 1,000 $44.63 $44,630 No
2021-03-05 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 4,626 $44.15 $204,245 No
2021-03-05 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 3,486 $44.22 $154,154 No
2021-02-05 DOLAN MICHAEL JOHN Director Buy 2,500 $47.31 $118,275 No
2021-02-04 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 1,500 $46.23 $69,339 No
2021-02-01 Johnson Daniel L. Director Buy 1,080 $46.50 $50,220 No
2021-01-28 Eastman Stephen L. Director Buy 1,000 $48.29 $48,290 No
2021-01-25 LUNDQUIST NICHOLAS J Director Sell 574 $47.90 $27,495 No
2021-01-25 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 770 $47.50 $36,575 No
2020-07-20 Hein LeLand J Senior Executive VP Sell 13,810 $44.36 $612,666 Yes
2021-01-21 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 600 $48.41 $29,049 No
2020-12-15 Lisowski Sheryl Ann CAO/Controller/Treasurer Sell 7,114 $49.62 $352,993 Yes
2020-11-30 Jansen James C Executive Vice President Sell 35,000 $49.50 $1,732,577 Yes
2020-10-21 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 550 $44.30 $24,365 No
2020-10-19 HSU Hsenghung Sam Director Buy 2,000 $44.75 $89,500 No
2020-09-10 Ancius Michael J Director Buy 550 $44.83 $24,656 No
2020-09-02 Soderberg John Lewis Executive Vice President Sell 500 $49.78 $24,890 No
2020-09-02 Owen Terry Modock Senior Executive VP Sell 1,250 $49.53 $61,913 Yes
2020-08-20 Heise Rita J. Director Sell 4,000 $48.07 $192,280 Yes
2020-08-12 Watts Jeffery Michael Executive Vice-President Sell 5,000 $48.20 $241,002 Yes

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