The Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (AMEX:VDC) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 82,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 67,000. Shares of VDC were up about 0.4% on the day.
Components of that ETF with the highest volume on Tuesday were Sara Lee (SLE), trading off about 0.6% with over 9.8 million shares changing hands so far this session, and Altria Group (NYSE:MO), up about 1.2% on volume of over 5.1 million shares. Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) is the component faring the best Tuesday, up by about 7% on the day, while Diamond Foods (DMND) is lagging other components of the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, trading lower by about 1.6%.
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