Monday's ETF Winners & Losers

Securities tracking utilities are strong.
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Bundled securities tracking utilities were among the best performers of the session Monday.

Among individual names,

Exelon

(EXC) - Get Report

,

American Electric Power

(AEP) - Get Report

,

Dominion Resources

(D) - Get Report

and

Entergy

(ETR) - Get Report

were higher by 1.9% or more.

The

Ultra Utilities ProShares

(UPW) - Get Report

was rising $2.05, or 2.6%, to $80.64. The

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

(XLU) - Get Report

was up 58 cents, or 1.5%, to $39.29, and the

Utility HOLDRs

(UTH)

was adding $1.90, or 1.4%, to $141.27.

The

Vanguard Utilities ETF

(VPU) - Get Report

gained 79 cents, or 1%, to $82.27.

Telecom-related ETFs were also among the winners of the day, as

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

jumped nearly 2% ahead of Friday's launch of

Apple's

(AAPL) - Get Report

iPhone.

Among other telecom names,

Sprint Nextel

(S) - Get Report

was recently up 1.4%,

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

was adding 1% and

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

was higher by nearly 1%.

The

Telecom HOLDRs

(TTH)

was up 51 cents, or 1.3%, to $40.11. The

iShares S&P Global Telecommunications

(IXP) - Get Report

ETF was rising 66 cents, or 0.9%, to $71.16. The

Vanguard Telecom Services

(VOX) - Get Report

ETF was higher by 75 cents, or 0.9%, to $82.49.

Meanwhile, energy-related ETFs were among the worst decliners, as crude oil fell following the end of the oil workers' strike in Nigeria. The front-month crude contract was recently down $1.08 to $68.06 a barrel.

The

iPath S&P Crude Oil Index

(OIL) - Get Report

ETF was losing 68 cents, or 1.8%, to $37.55. The

United States Oil

(USO) - Get Report

ETF was down 85 cents, or 1.6%, to $51.04. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index

(IEO) - Get Report

was lower by 92 cents, or 1.5%, to $59.74.

ETFs tracking silver and gold were also weak. Silver futures fell by 12 cents to $12.89 an ounce, and gold futures were losing $3.30 to $653.70 an ounce.

The

PowerShares DB Silver

(DBS) - Get Report

ETF was down 36 cents, or 1.4%, to $25.48. The

streetTRACKS Gold Shares

(GDX) - Get Report

eased 49 cents, or 1.3%, to $38.30, and the

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

was down $1.03, or 0.8%, to $129.03.