Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. Fastenal Company ( FAST) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Fastenal Company rose 59 cents (1.2%) to $50.88 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.9 million shares of Fastenal Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $49.76-$51.07 after having opened the day at $50.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.29. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: Vertex Energy ( VTNR), up 14.7%, Matrix Service Company ( MTRX), up 9.9%, PGT ( PGTI), up 5.3%, and Jewett-Cameron Trading Company ( JCTCF), up 4.1%.
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