BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Industrial stocks aren't exactly the sexiest names on the market. More often than not, they're big and lumbering, they have extremely cyclical businesses, and those businesses are usually boring. But that's exactly why funds have been buying industrial stocks with both hands in the last few months.Even though industrials don't have the obvious excitement that you'd find in an IPO name or a hot tech play, these stocks are still pretty exciting performance-wise. As a sector, they've rallied 21.2% in the last six months, beating the S&P 500 by 6.4% over that same period.
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