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Fastenal Co. stock rises Thursday, outperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Fastenal Co. FAST rose 3.67% to $55.62 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. Fastenal Co. closed $0.77 short of its 52-week high ($56.39), which the company reached on August 30th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as W.W. Grainger Inc. GWW rose 1.38% to $427.39. Trading volume (4.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.

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