Biotech HOLDRs ETF (BBH)


Biotech HOLDRs are depositary receipts issued by the Biotech HOLDRs Trust, and represent an undivided beneficial ownership in the common stock or American depositary shares of a group of specified companies that are involved in various segments of the biotechnology industry, when initially selected. Except when a reconstitution event, distribution of securities by an underlying issuer or other event occurs, the group of companies will not change. The Bank of New York is the trustee.


Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith HOLDRS
  • Inception Date - 02/24/2000
  • Exchange - New York Stock Exchange Arca
  • Index Ticker – BBH
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – BBH
  • Expense Ratio - NA

Top Holdings

Company Name % Net Assets
Amgen, Inc.38.19%
Gilead Sciences, Inc.29.00%
Biogen Idec, Inc.13.27%
Genzyme Corporation7.69%
Life Technologies Corp4.10%


Holdings as of 20/10/2009

Other Bio-Technology ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
Biotech HOLDRS ETF (BBH)Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith HOLDRS N/A
First Trust AMEX Biotechnology Index Fund (FBT)First Trust Advisors L.P 0.60%
Global Biotech Portfolio ETF (PBTQ)Invesco PowerShares0.75%
iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (IBB)ishares0.48%
Powershares Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome Portfolio ETF (PBE)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.35%


  1. - Overview of Biotech HOLDRs ETF (BBH)
  2. - Fund Holdings
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