Fastenal (FAST) takes the prize for best-performing stock since the crash of 1987, up 38,565%,...

|About: Fastenal Company (FAST)|By:, SA News Editor

Fastenal (FAST) takes the prize for best-performing stock since the crash of 1987, up 38,565%, topped with a 60% gain in 2011. An 11K-plus sales force army that knows its stuff has helped the company stay on top of the fastener-supply business. "The economic moat in this business grows as Fastenal grows," says T. Rowe Price's Jonathan Chou.