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Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking homebuilders, health and biotech were higher.

Bundled securities tracking homebuilders were the best performers of the session, as the funds retraced losses from Wednesday, mirroring the action of the major indices.

Among individual housing names,

Meritage Homes

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and

Hovnanian

(HOV) - Get Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. Class A Report

were adding 3.1%.

D.R. Horton

(DHI) - Get D.R. Horton, Inc. Report

was recently up 1.9%, and

Lennar

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was gaining 1.5%.

The

SPDR Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF Report

exchange-traded fund was climbing 65 cents, or 2%, to $32.93. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was recently up 59 cents, or 1.7%, at $34.58

Health care and biotech ETFs also were higher, thanks to chatter coming out of

MedImmune

(MEDI)

. Shares jumped 12% after the company indicated the possibility of a sale.

The

HealthShares Emerging Cancer

(HHJ)

ETF was recently up 1.5% to $27.31. The

First Trust Amex Biotechnology Index

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was gaining 1.4% to $24.78. The

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SPDR S&P Biotech

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ETF was better by 1.4% at $50.32.

Meanwhile, the

B2B Internet HOLDRs

(BHH)

ETF was the worst performer of the day, even as holding

Checkfree

(CKFR)

rebounded from early losses. The ETF was losing 9 cents, or 4.1%, to $2.09.

Utility-related ETFs were also doing poorly. Among individual names,

FPL Group

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,

Exelon

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,

Duke Energy

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and

Dominion Resources

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were all losing 0.7% or more.

The

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

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ETF was off 0.6% to $40.65. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities

(IDU) - Get iShares U.S. Utilities ETF Report

ETF was shedding 0.6% to $99.07.The

Utilities HOLDRs

(UTH)

ETF was lower by 0.5% to $143.79.