The Vanguard Utilities ETF (AMEX:VPU) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, with over 6.0 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 74,000. Shares of VPU were off about 0.1% on the day.
Components of that ETF with the highest volume on Wednesday were Exelon (NYSE:EXC), trading down about 1.2% with over 9.1 million shares changing hands so far this session, and Genon Energy (NYSE:GEN), trading flat on volume of over 2.7 million shares. Conn Water Services (NASDAQ:CTWS) is the component faring the best Wednesday, up by about 1.9% on the day, while Edison International (NYSE:EIX) is lagging other components of the Vanguard Utilities ETF, trading lower by about 1.4%.
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