Exchange-traded funds tracking the Internet sector were among the top performers of Thursday's session, thanks to solid first-quarter earnings from
The Internet-software maker posted a profit that beat Thomson First Call's average earnings per share target by a nickel. Recently, RealNetworks was jumping 9.4%. Among other names,
(CKFR) were all higher by 1.5% or more.
B2B Internet HOLDRs
(BHH) was climbing 4 cents, or 2%, to $2.07. The
(HHH) was adding 85 cents, or 1.4%, to $60.36. The
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
(IIH) was gaining 4 cents, or 0.8%, at $5.06.
Meanwhile, an earnings beat from
(SYMC) boosted the
Internet Architecture HOLDRs
(IAH) by 39 cents, or 0.9%, to $45.07.
also was higher, thanks to
, which rose more than 4% after beating first-quarter estimates and raising its guidance for the year. The ETF was recently up 45 cents, or 1.2%, to $38.74.
On the losing side, bundled securities tracking oil tumbled due to a drop in crude prices. Recently, the front-month June contract was down 83 cents to $62.85 a barrel. Crude oil prices have now fallen more than 5% since Friday's close.
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index
ETF eased 33 cents, or 0.9%, to $35.99. The
United States Oil
ETF shed 40 cents, or 0.8%, to $49.19. The
ProShares DB Oil
was losing 11 cents, or 0.4%, at $26.15.
was also among the worst decliners Thursday. Among its holdings,
was losing 2%,
shed 2% and
Recently, the Biotech HOLDRs was lower by $1.58 to $188.84.