Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Energy-related funds get a boost from supply worries.
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Energy-related exchange-traded funds were among the top performers Monday, as the threat of a strike in Nigeria had oil and gas futures moving higher.

The front-month crude contract was up 56 cents to $68.56 a barrel, and gasoline was adding less than a penny at $2.26 a gallon.


iPath S&P Crude Oil Index

(OIL) - Get Report

was higher by 31 cents, or 0.7%, to $38.20. The

United States Oil

(USO) - Get Report

added 52 cents, or 0.7%, to $52.05. The

PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration

(PXE) - Get Report

was rising 27 cents, or 0.9%, to $24.17. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

(XOP) - Get Report

ETF was adding 37 cents, or 0.8%, to $48.98.


B2B Internet HOLDRs


also was on the rise. Holding



added 2%, and the ETF was recently higher by 2 cents, or 0.9%, to $2.38.

On the losing side, several biotech-related bundled securities were pressured by a 45% drop in shares of

Encysive Pharmaceuticals


. On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration refused to approve the company's treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension, Thelin.


SPDR S&P Biotech

(XBI) - Get Report

was lower by 71 cents, or 1.5%, to $52.69. The

PowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome

(PBE) - Get Report

ETF was down 20 cents, or 1.2%, to $18.84. The

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology

(IBB) - Get Report

was recently losing 57 cents, or 0.9%, to $80.72.

Utility-related ETFs were also among the losers of the session. Among individual names,

American Electric Power

(AEP) - Get Report



(ETR) - Get Report



(EXC) - Get Report

fell by 1% or more.


Ultra Utilities ProShares

(UPW) - Get Report

was falling by $1.32, or 1.5%, to $84.50. The

Utility HOLDRs


was off 79 cents, or 0.7%, to $144.61. The

Vanguard Utilities ETF

(VPU) - Get Report

eased 44 cents, or 0.7%, to $84.89.