News that Pfizer was considering selling its consumer-products division in order to shore up shareholder value gave pharmaceutical stocks a boost on Wednesday.

Pharmaceutical HOLDRs (PPH) and iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector (IXJ) are two ETFs where investors can make a diversified play in pharmaceutical stocks. In fact, Pfizer is the largest holding in each.

Technically speaking, now isn’t a bad time to consider these ETFs as both are just about to trade above their individual long-term trend lines (200-day moving average).


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