NEW YORK (
$7.6 billion bid for
gave a boost to select software ETFs with exposure to the security provider.
is rising 1.3%. The ETF has a 3.8% exposure to McAfee.
PowerShares Dynamic Networking
iShares S&P North American Technology
also received buyer attention because of their holding in the stock, which is surging nearly 58% on news of the bid.
Retail ETFs headed lower as the earnings season continues to bring in mixed results and a spike in initial jobless claims intensified growth concerns. The
SPDR Retail ETF
were falling 1.4% and 1.3% respectively.
Broad market selling following weak economic data sent a number of ETFs into the negative territory including solar ETFs and homebuilder ETFs, both of which gained in yesterday's trading session. Weak market sentiment however, sent gold ETFs and treasury ETFs higher. The
SPDR Gold Trust
is rising 0.5%. The
iShares Barclays 20+year
is up 1.8% in Thursday forenoon trading.
-- Reported by Shanthi Venkataraman in New York.
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