The Vanguard Utilities ETF (AMEX:VPU) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, with over 1.2 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 81,000. Shares of VPU were trading flat on the day.
Components of that ETF with the highest volume on Wednesday were Southern (NYSE:SO), trading off about 1.2% with over 7.7 million shares changing hands so far this session, and Calpine (NYSE:CPN), down about 0.9% on volume of over 4.0 million shares. ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) is the component faring the best Wednesday, higher by about 1.2% on the day, while Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) is lagging other components of the Vanguard Utilities ETF, trading lower by about 1.3%.
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