Exchange-traded funds tracking software makers were among Monday's top performers. Among individual names,
(SYMC - Get Report) was adding 2.8%,
(ADBE - Get Report) was gaining 2.7%, and
(ORCL - Get Report) was higher by 1.7%.
(SWH) was adding 58 cents, or 1.5%, to $40.38, and the
iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index
(IGV) ETF was rising by 47 cents, or 1.1%, to $44.72.
Telecom-related ETFs were also stronger.
(DTV - Get Report) was adding 3.8%,
Level 3 Communications
(LVLT) was gaining 2.2%, and
(VZ - Get Report) was edging higher by 1.2%.
(TTH) was gaining 36 cents, or 1.1%, to $34.57, and the
PowerShares Dynamic Telecom & Wireless
(PTE) ETF was rising by 20 cents, or 1.1% to $19.03.
On the downside, the
was Monday's worst performing ETF, falling 3.1%.
dropped more than 5%. The ETF was recently losing $1.59 to $49.38.
PowerShares Lux Nanotech
ETF was also losing ground after holding
fell 4%. The ETF was down 18 cents, or 1%, to $17.79.
Oil-related stocks were also lower as crude prices finished weaker. The
United States Oil
ETF was losing 1.3% to $52.90, and the
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index
ETF was down 1.2% to $38.84.