IShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund (IBB)

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iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (IBB)

Overview

The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of companies primarily engaged in the biotechnology industry, as represented by the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index®. [1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Ishares
  • Inception Date - 02/05/2001
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – IBB
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – IBB.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.48%

Top Holdings

Holdings % of Portfolio
AMGEN INC 10.55%
GILEAD SCIENCES INC 8.73%
TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL-SP ADR 7.89%
CELGENE CORP 6.35%
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC 4.10%
BIOGEN IDEC INC 3.02%
GENZYME CORP 3.00%
ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC 2.54%
Life Technologies Corp 2.32%
MYLAN INC 2.29%


Holdings as of 05/11/2009




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%


References

  1. - Overview of iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (IBB)
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