BioShares Biotech Clinical Trials Fund, Up 5%, Is Today’s Top Performing ETF

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January 31, 2017 5:42pm NASDAQ:BBC


The BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fund (BBC) outperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a +5.03% one-day return and outperforming the wider markets by a total of 5.04 percentage points.

Behind The Gains

BBC closed today at $19.84 per share, up $0.95 (+5.03%). Putting this move in context, the S&P 500 index — largely considered the most popular and useful benchmark for equity performance — closed down $-0.02 (-0.01%) on the day.

BBC’s trading volume today was a total of 12,241 shares, which was a decrease of 4% versus its average daily trading volume of 12,737. Rising trading volume generally an indicator of increased demand for a particular security, and is typically associated with a specific news event or trend that draws investors into or out of specific asset classes, or sectors or subsectors within those classes.

Including any dividends as well as today’s gains, BBC has now returned a total of 7.77% year-to-date, versus a 1.79% gain in the S&P 500 during the same timeframe.

A Look Under The Hood

BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fund is a Equity-focused product issued by BioShares. Its expense ratio of 0.85% makes it the #34 cheapest ETF among 35 total funds in the Health & Biotech ETFs category.

BBC currently boasts $18.89M in assets under management (AUM), placing it #28 of 35 ETFs in its category, and #1325 of 1922 total ETFs in the U.S. exchange traded universe.

The investment objective of the BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials ETF seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials Index. The clinical trials index seeks to track the performance of the common stock of U.S. exchange-listed biotechnology companies with a primary product offering that is in a Phase 1, Phase 2 or Phase 3 clinical trial stage of development.


BBC currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of C (Neutral), and is ranked #28 of 36 funds in the Health & Biotech ETFs category.

For more information about this ETF, including full ratings, news, data, and more, please visit BBC’s ticker page.

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