The stock market fell more than 2% this week, as investors fretted about the potential for a Federal Reserve pullback in its accommodative monetary policy actions over the past several years. But several stocks managed to buck the downtrend and push higher this week.

The following slideshow goes through three of the week's best performers, with a look at how far they climbed and some of the reasons why they rose.

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