Beech Hill Advisors Has Increased Its Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) Position; Riverpark Advisors Trimmed Its Fastenal Co (FAST) Stake

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August 11, 2018 – By Glen Chin

Riverpark Advisors Llc decreased Fastenal Co (FAST) stake by 26.86% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Riverpark Advisors Llc sold 141,000 shares as Fastenal Co (FAST)’s stock declined 6.35%. The Riverpark Advisors Llc holds 384,000 shares with $20.96 million value, down from 525,000 last quarter. Fastenal Co now has $16.56B valuation. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $57.71. About 1.28M shares traded. Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) has risen 21.28% since August 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.71% the S&P500. Some Historical FAST News: 01/05/2018 – FASTENAL CO. RECOMMENDS REJECTION OF BELOW-MARKET-PRICE; 11/04/2018 – Fastenal 1Q EPS 61c; 11/04/2018 – ADVISORY-Alert on Fastenal Co wrongly tagged to Namaste Technologies; 11/04/2018 – Fastenal 1Q Operating Cash Flow $159.7M; 11/04/2018 – Fastenal 1Q Gross Profit Fell 73 Basis Points; 01/05/2018 – Fastenal Recommends Rejection of Below-Market-Price Mini-Tender Offer by TRC Cap Corp; 11/04/2018 – Fastenal Didn’t Open Any Branches in 1Q, Closed 49 Branches; 10/04/2018 – Fastenal Presenting at Macquarie Group Conference May 10; 06/03/2018 – FASTENAL FEB. NET SALES UP 14.8%; 11/04/2018 – Fastenal 1Q-End Accounts Receivable Up 19.8%

Beech Hill Advisors Inc increased Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD) stake by 30.22% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Beech Hill Advisors Inc acquired 40,850 shares as Vodafone Group Plc New (VOD)’s stock declined 10.20%. The Beech Hill Advisors Inc holds 176,025 shares with $4.90 million value, up from 135,175 last quarter. Vodafone Group Plc New now has $64.98B valuation. The stock decreased 2.19% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $23.7. About 5.16M shares traded or 18.68% up from the average. Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) has declined 12.54% since August 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.11% the S&P500. Some Historical VOD News: 08/05/2018 – Vodafone nears €18bn game-changing Liberty Global deal; 14/05/2018 – Mint: Idea Vodafone may face conflict of interest in Telecom tower deal; 25/04/2018 – Vodafone Group: Merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers; 22/03/2018 – Vodafone GROUP PLC – EXISTING LEADERSHIP TEAMS OF Idea cellular AND Vodafone INDIA WILL CONTINUE TO MANAGE THEIR SEPARATE BUSINESSES; 27/03/2018 – Vodafone ZAMBIA TO START VOICE-OVER DATA SERVICES WITHIN 3 MOS; 15/05/2018 – Vodafone GROUP PLC VOD.L – GROUP OPERATING PROFIT UP 15.4% TO EUR 4.3 BLN; 15/05/2018 – Vittorio Colao rang the changes at Vodafone – not on a BlackBerry; 09/05/2018 – Vodafone GROUP VOD.L HAS AGREED TO A NEARLY $23 BILLION DEAL TO BUY OPERATIONS IN FOUR EUROPEAN COUNTRIES FROM JOHN MALONE’S LIBERTY GLOBAL LBTYA.O; 08/05/2018 – Vodafone nears €18bn deal for Liberty cable assets in Europe; 12/04/2018 – INDIA DOT ASKS Vodafone, IDEA TO CLEAR DUES BEFORE MERGER: ET

More recent Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Smart-Home Stocks to Buy for the IOT Boom” on August 10, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) CEO Vittorio Colao on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on July 26, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Your 52 Top Yield, Upside, And Net Gain Nasdaq Stocks For July” with publication date: July 16, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 4 analysts covering Vodafone Group Plc – American Depositary Shares each representing ten Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:VOD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Vodafone Group Plc – American Depositary Shares each representing ten Ordinary Shares had 5 analyst reports since April 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, May 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 16 by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, June 13.

Among 10 analysts covering Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Fastenal Company had 17 analyst reports since March 2, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, July 13. On Thursday, April 12 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, July 3 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 3 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 9 by BMO Capital Markets. Northcoast maintained it with “Buy” rating and $60.0 target in Friday, March 2 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Thursday, April 12. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of FAST in report on Thursday, July 12 with “Market Perform” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of FAST in report on Thursday, April 12 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 12 report.

Analysts await Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) to report earnings on October, 10. They expect $0.67 earnings per share, up 34.00% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.5 per share. FAST’s profit will be $192.26 million for 21.53 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Fastenal Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.46% negative EPS growth.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.79 million activity. Shares for $22,181 were bought by Ancius Michael J on Wednesday, April 25. $14,036 worth of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) was sold by Jansen James C on Friday, March 9. The insider Drazkowski William Joseph sold 7,500 shares worth $424,808. $35,219 worth of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) was bought by Eastman Stephen L.. Owen Terry Modock bought $103,700 worth of Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) on Wednesday, June 6. 1,000 Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) shares with value of $50,275 were bought by Lewis Holden.

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