Exchange-traded funds related to oil services were among the strongest performers Thursday, as oil futures climbed toward the $64-a-barrel level.
SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
ETF was adding 0.8% to $26.79. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index
ETF was gaining 0.7% to $42.09. The
Energy Select Sector SPDR
ETF was higher by 0.5% to $53.65.
ETF was among the winners as holdings
Maxim Integrated Products
rose 2.9% and 1.6%, respectively. The Semiconductor HOLDRs was adding 40 cents, or 1.2%, to $34.56.
In addition, the
ETF gained thanks to advances in holdings
. The ETF was higher by 34 cents, or 0.7%, to $48.29.
On the flipside, the
B2B Internet HOLDRs
ETF sank, as holding
was lower by 1.1%. The B2B Internet HOLDRs was off 3 cents, or 1.4%, to $2.20.
ETF was also among losers, after a 2.2% drop in holding
after IMS Health reportedly slashed sales estimates for the company's Avastin colorectal cancer drug. The ETF was losing $1.87, or 1%, to $183.36.