True insider selling vs insider buying at Fastenal since 2005
Monthly summaries of insider trading activities (stock purchases, sales, and option exercises) reported by insiders of Fastenal Co since 2005 are illustrated in Table 1 and Table 2. Table 1 shows the monthly insider trading data of Fastenal Co since year 2005. Table 2 shows the detailed insider transactions of Fastenal Co since 2005. The reporting company's ticker symbol is FAST. The reporting company's CIK number is 815556.
The total value of stock buying since 2005 is $5,348,999.
The total value of stock sales since 2005 is $327,449,119.
The total value of stock option exercises since 2005 is $23,017,500.
I also believe that Bob Kierlin sells his share to support the company's stock option plan. This is so the company does not have to issue new shares and dilute earnings, etc. The shares are coming for Bob Kierlin's own shares...another reason you see Bob Kierlin continuously selling.
Simple FYI to everyone reading this post - You will notice that Bob Kierlin is the primary seller of this stock in meaningful amounts, occasionally Steve Slaggie. Both of them make substantial contributions to charities, educational programs & organizations, etc. in the local community. So don't read too much into this money being pulled out of FAST because of concern....