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Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Utility funds are rising.

The

Utilities HOLDRs

(UTH)

was the session's best performer Monday as

TXU

(TXU)

said it will go private through the largest leveraged buyout in history. The ETF was higher by $4.10, or 3%, to $139.71.

Other utility-related ETFs were also faring well. The

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

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ETF was tacking on 2.5% to $39.63. The

iShares Dow Jones US Utilities

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ETF was higher by 2.2% to $96.40.

The

PowerShares Lux Nanotech

(PXN)

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ETF was also gaining ground after holdings

Altair Nanotechnologies

(ALTI)

and

Cambridge Display Technology

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were up by 4.6% and 4.1%, respectively. The ETF was higher by 20 cents, or 1.1%, to $17.94.

On the other hand, transportation stocks were weaker as the price of oil pushed as high as $61.75 a barrel. The

iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average

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ETF was losing $2.10, or 2.3%, to $90.49.

The

B2B Internet HOLDRs

(BHH)

was one of the session's worst performers as holding

CheckFree

(CKFR)

was falling nearly 1.5%. The ETF was down 3 cents, or 1.6%, to $2.24.