In trading on Friday, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.2% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Amarin (NASDAQ:AMRN), up about 24.5% and shares of Avanir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVNR), up about 16.7% on the day.
And underperforming other ETFs today is the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (AMEX:XME), off about 0.7% in Friday afternoon trading. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing on Friday were shares of Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU), lower by about 4.6%, and shares of Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT), lower by about 3.1% on the day.
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