Transportation, Construction Optimism Lifts Industrials
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The Morningstar US Industrials Index outperformed the broader market over the trailing 12 months after a strong first-quarter performance. Farm and heavy construction machinery and construction stocks were the top performers during the quarter amid growing optimism over a U.S. infrastructure spending plan. Strong performance from transportation and logistics stocks (including airlines) boosted the index’s performance as well. Industrial distribution, waste management, and business-services stocks were laggards during the quarter.
Industrials have outperformed overall U.S. equities - source: Morningstar
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