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Number of 5-Star Stocks Way, Way Up

With the market down, we've seen a lot more attractively priced stocks.

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If you have signed up to receive our 5-Star Stock Updates, you'll have noticed a steady stream of stocks hitting 5-star Morningstar Ratings over the past two weeks.

For most of 2006, we've hovered right around 70 5-star stocks, but as of Thursday, we were up to 135. These include the stocks of some truly outstanding businesses:  Wrigley (WWY),  Whole Foods (WFMI),  Fastenal (FAST),  McDonald's (MCD),  MSC Industrial Direct (MSM), and many others.

Haywood Kelly, CFA has a position in the following securities mentioned above: MA. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.