The Vanguard Utilities ETF (AMEX:VPU) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 461,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 80,000. Shares of VPU were up about 0.1% on the day.
Components of that ETF with the highest volume on Friday were Southern (NYSE:SO), trading trading flat with over 2.0 million shares changing hands so far this session, and CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP), up about 0.6% on volume of over 1.9 million shares. Dynegy (NYSE:DYN) is the component faring the best Friday, up by about 2.3% on the day, while Black Hills (NYSE:BKH) is lagging other components of the Vanguard Utilities ETF, trading lower by about 1.2%.
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