Equity: U.S. Pharmaceuticals

FTXH Top Performer Intra-day
Price $21.38
Today’s Change 0.00%
9:30am 04/19/2018
PJP Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $62.49
Today’s Change -0.84%
3:53pm 04/20/2018

ETF.com Insight

With 4 ETFs and over $1.30B in combined AUM, the Equity: U.S. Pharmaceuticals segment provides exposure to the U.S. space with a focus on Health Care securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF (FTXH), with a total return of 0.26%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio (PJP) with $545.15MB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the (). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. has an expense ratio of -- and tracks the .

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: U.S. Pharmaceuticals segment is 92 out of 100, with the SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF(XPH) obtaining the highest rating of 97 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.49% per year, with the SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.35% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.08%.

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ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: U.S. Pharmaceuticals segment is 91 out of 100, with the SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF(XPH) obtaining the highest rating of 95 out of 100.

The PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio (PJP) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 2.50M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH), with $2.42M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF(FTXH), due to their double-digit market spreads.

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ETF.com Fit Insight

The Thomson Reuters US Pharmaceuticals has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.

Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to PJP. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.

Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, XPH follows a Equal strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

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