Exchange-traded funds related to basic materials were among the top performers of Monday's session, thanks to gains in
Ultra Basic Materials ProShares
was recently up $2.65, or 3%, to $91.70. The
iShares S&P Global Materials
ETF was rising by $1.27, or 1.8%, to $72. The
PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials
was adding 51 cents, or 1.5%, to $33.95. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials
was higher by $1.02, or 1.4%, to $71.24.
Bundled securities tracking utilities were also among the winners of the day. Among individual names,
Public Service Enterprise Group
American Electric Power
were higher by 1.3% or more.
Ultra Utilities ProShares
was rising $2.14, or 2.7%, to $82. The
was adding $2.06, or 1.5%, to $143.71. The
Vanguard Utilities ETF
gained $1.10, or 1.3%, to $83.60.
On the losing side, energy-related ETFs were among the biggest decliners. Oil was down 71 cents at $69.97 a barrel, and natural gas was losing 10 cents to $6.68 per million British thermal units.
United States Natural Gas
was falling by $1.45, or 3.5%, to $42.80. The
United States Oil
was down 34 cents, or 0.7%, to $52.66. The
PowerShares DB Oil
ETF was lower by 14 cents, or 0.5%, to $26.96.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
was under pressure after Citigroup cut its rating to hold from buy for
The ETF was recently falling by 8 cents, or 0.5%, at $31.23.