Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Energy funds rise.
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Bundled securities tracking the energy sector were among the best performers of the session Wednesday as the front-month May crude contract jumped $1.65 to $61.26 a barrel.

The

United States Oil

(USO) - Get Report

ETF was adding 2.5% to $50. The

iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index

(XES) - Get Report

ETF rose 2.3% to $36.40. The

PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration

(PXE) - Get Report

ETF was climbing 2.3% to $20.25, and the

Energy Select Sector SPDR

(XLE) - Get Report

ETF was recently up 2.2% to $60.05.

The

SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals

(XPH) - Get Report

was also rising. Holding

Mylan Laboratories

(MYL) - Get Report

was recently up 5% despite a federal court ruling that prevents it from selling its own version of an epilepsy drug. The ETF was adding 50 cents, or 1.5%, to $34.42.

On the other hand, the

Broadband HOLDRs

(BDH)

ETF was one of the biggest losers. Holding

Motorola

(MOT)

was shedding 6.6% a day after saying that it would post a first-quarter loss and fall short of analysts' sales targets by a wide margin. The ETF was giving back 38 cents, or 2.4%, to $15.86.

Motorola's weakness spilled over into semiconductor names, dragging related ETFs lower. The

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

(PSI) - Get Report

was losing 1.4% to $18.18. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor

(IGW)

was down 1.4% to $61.40, and the

SPDR Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get Report

ETF eased 1.2% to $49.70. The

Semiconductors HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get Report

ETF was off by 1.2% to $34.19.