The iShares Global Healthcare ETF (AMEX:IXJ) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 252,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 70,000. Shares of IXJ were up about 0.4% on the day.
Components of that ETF with the highest volume on Friday were Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), trading up about 0.2% with over 12.3 million shares changing hands so far this session, and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), up about 0.3% on volume of over 12 million shares. St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) is the component faring the best Friday, up by about 3.5% on the day, while Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC) is lagging other components of the iShares Global Healthcare ETF, trading lower by about 1.6%.
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