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2011 Top S&P Stocks: No. 15 Fastenal

Fastenal stock ratcheted up nearly 37 percent year to date, landing it the No. 15 spot in the top-performing S&P stocks of 2011.

The Minnesota-based company sells fasteners, tools, pneumatic devices, welding supplies and metals. Its stock traded in the $41 range, with a 52-week high of $43.04 and a low of $28.81. It had EPS of $1.14.

Trader Zack Karabell said he was thinking of selling it.

“They are very levered to the construction market and the housing market,” he said. “Though I take Steve Grasso’s point about buying names that keep hitting 52-week highs, this really assumes continued strength in those end markets — and it’s not a cheap stock.”

How to play it?

“If you’re kind of in this, you probably should be taking your profits, and if you’re not, you might want to look to short it,” he said.

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