The iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector Index Fund ETF (AMEX:IXJ) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, with over 532,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 53,000. Shares of IXJ were up about 1.3% on the day.
Components of that ETF with the highest volume on Wednesday were Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), trading up about 1.9% with over 7.4 million shares changing hands so far this session, and Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT), up about 2.3% on volume of over 4.2 million shares. Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) is the component faring the best Wednesday, higher by about 5% on the day, while Prothena Plc Ord WI (NASDAQ:PRTA) is lagging other components of the iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector Index Fund ETF, trading lower by about 4.5%.
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