HealthShares Emerging Cancer
exchange-traded fund was higher to start the week. Holding
, which has tripled since late March after the Food and Drug Administration endorsed the company's Provenge prostate cancer vaccine treatment, was climbing another 25%. The ETF was recently up $1.38, or 5.1%, to $28.38.
iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average
was another of the session's winners. Rail concern
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
jumped after a
Securities and Exchange Commission
filing stated that billionaire investor Warren Buffett's
has purchased a 10.9% stake in the company, making it the largest shareholder.
The ETF was rising by $2.01, or 2.3%, to $90.11.
On the flip side, bundled securities tracking the energy sector were among the worst performers of the day. The front-month May crude contract fell $1.19 to $63.09 a barrel.
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index
ETF eased 2% to $37.22. The
United States Oil
ETF was recently down 1.9% to $51.04. The
PowerShares DB Oil
ETF was recently lower by 1.7% to $26.14.
ETF was also losing ground. Holdings
fell 1%, and Biotech HOLDRs was recently lower by $1.36, or 0.8%, to $178.99.