Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Oil's decline lifts the transports.
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The

iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average

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ETF was Thursday's best performer as oil plummeted 4.3%, losing $2.50 to close at $56.26. The closing level marks crude's worst finish since June 2005. The ETF was tacking on 94 cents, or 1.1%, to $87.55.

On the flipside, oil-related ETFs were among the session's biggest losers. The

Oil Services HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get Report

ETF was losing 2.8% to $136.85. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index

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ETF was lower by 2.6% to $44.67, and the

SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment Services

(XES) - Get Report

was falling by 2.2% to $29.16.

Also among losers, the

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs

(IIH)

ETF was down 4.4%. Major holding

BEA Systems

(BEAS)

dropped 17.1% after the company's third-quarter revenue report missed targets. The ETF was losing 25 cents to $5.40.

The

PowerShares Dynamic Retail

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ETF was also lower. The decline came after

Sears Holdings

(SHLD)

missed analysts' earnings estimates and fell more than 5%. The ETF was off 6 cents, or 0.3%, to $19.37.

The

Broadband HOLDRs

(BDH)

ETF advanced as holdings

Nortel

(NT)

,

Lucent

(LU)

and

Comverse Technology

(CMVT)

were higher by 2.3% or more.

The Broadband HOLDRs ETF was recently adding 15 cents, or 0.9%, to $17.06.