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  • ETF
  • PPH
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.06 (0.0%)
    Time: 07/21/17
    Previous Close: $59.09
  • Category
  • Health & Biotech Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $49.53
  • 52 Week Hi: $60.98
  • AUM: $294.9 M
  • Shares: 5.0 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 64,827
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 70,314

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Analyst Report

This ETF is one of several options for achieving exposure to the pharma industry, a corner of the health care market that is capable of delivering big returns but that also comes with some unique risk factors. Given this investment objective, PPH is probably more useful for those looking to achieve tactical exposure to this specific corner of the market; the appeal to buy-and-holders will be limited since many of the components are included in more broad-based funds. A couple aspects of PPH are noteworthy. First, though PPH is now structured as a true ETF, it used to be one of the HOLDRS products offered by Merrill Lynch. Some of the concentration that was characteristic of those products remains in PPH; the portfolio is relatively shallow and concentration in the top allocations is significant. Further, PPH includes only U.S. stocks, meaning that some of the biggest players in the pharmaceutical industry are excluded from the underlying portfolio. PPH is a decent option for pharma exposure, but there are probably some better ETFs out there for tapping into this segment of the market. IHE offers better depth of holdings, while DRGS may be appealing to those looking to achieve truly global exposure.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PPH on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Health & Biotech Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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PPH Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses A- n/a

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PPH In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

PPH Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 19, 2017

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 100.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Healthcare 100.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 85.23%
Mid cap 10.02%
Small cap 4.76%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
North America 57.01%
Europe 38.1%
Middle East 4.88%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
United States 54.46%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 45.54%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 54.46%
Ireland 11.66%
United Kingdom 10.28%
Switzerland 6.56%
Israel 4.88%
Denmark 4.87%
France 4.74%
Canada 2.55%

PPH Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 3 other ETFs in the Health & Biotech Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

PPH Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of PPH relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

PPH Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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PPH Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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PPH Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $58.69
  • 60 Day MA: $57.43
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.71
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.89
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 7.03
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 37.02
  • RSI 10 Day: 64
  • RSI 20 Day: 61
  • RSI 30 Day: 60
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $57.56
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $59.29
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $57.47
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $59.94
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $56.86
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $59.95

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $58.85
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $59.33


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 66.85
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 71.21
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 55.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 61.36

Fact Sheet

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