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3 Reasons I Prefer Dividend Aristocrat W.W. Grainger to Dividend Achiever Fastenal

- By Ben Reynolds

Published by Bob Ciura on March 17

W.W. Grainger (GWW) and Fastenal Company (FAST) have a lot in common.

They both operate in industrial equipment wholesale. They are both similarly sized, each with a market capitalization of $14 billion.

And, Grainger and Fastenal both have long histories of raising their dividends each year.