Health care-related exchange-traded funds were among the top performers of Tuesday's session, thanks to an upswing in several biotech and medical device manufacturer stocks.
(BBH) was higher by 1.1%. Among its holdings,
(DNA) was rising 2.3%,
(AMGN) gained 1.4%, and
(GILD) tacked on 1%.
Recently, the Biotech HOLDRs was higher by $2.12 to $189.27.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices
(IHI) was also higher, thanks to gains of 2% or more in holdings
St. Jude Medical
The ETF was gaining 41 cents, or 0.8%, to $54.87.
On the losing side, the
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
slid more than 2%. Among its holdings,
was slumping 3.8%,
was losing 2.6%, and
was down 1.9%.
The Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs ETF was recently falling 11 cents, or 2.2%, to $4.97.
Other Internet names were suffering.
fell 2.3%, and
was shedding 0.5%. Both holdings combined to sink the
B2B Internet HOLDRs
, which was recently down 3 cents, or 1.5%, to $2.
ETFs tracking silver and gold were also lower. Silver futures dropped 20 cents to $13.37 an ounce. Gold futures lost $6.20 to close at $677.30 an ounce
iShares Silver Trust
was shedding 1.4% to $131.45. The
Market Vectors Gold Miners
eased 1.2% to $39.09. The
PowerShares DB Silver
ETF was recently down 1.2% to $26.09. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was off 0.6% to $66.71.