Bundled securities tracking utilities were among the best performers of the session Monday.
Among individual names,
American Electric Power
were higher by 1.9% or more.
Ultra Utilities ProShares
was rising $2.05, or 2.6%, to $80.64. The
Utilities Select Sector SPDR
was up 58 cents, or 1.5%, to $39.29, and the
was adding $1.90, or 1.4%, to $141.27.
Vanguard Utilities ETF
gained 79 cents, or 1%, to $82.27.
Telecom-related ETFs were also among the winners of the day, as
jumped nearly 2% ahead of Friday's launch of
Among other telecom names,
was recently up 1.4%,
was adding 1% and
was higher by nearly 1%.
was up 51 cents, or 1.3%, to $40.11. The
iShares S&P Global Telecommunications
ETF was rising 66 cents, or 0.9%, to $71.16. The
Vanguard Telecom Services
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.
iPath S&P Crude Oil Index
ETF was losing 68 cents, or 1.8%, to $37.55. The
United States Oil
ETF was down 85 cents, or 1.6%, to $51.04. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index
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.
PowerShares DB Silver
ETF was down 36 cents, or 1.4%, to $25.48. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
eased 49 cents, or 1.3%, to $38.30, and the
iShares Silver Trust
was down $1.03, or 0.8%, to $129.03.