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,
were adding 3.1%.
was recently up 1.9%, and
was gaining 1.5%.
exchange-traded fund was climbing 65 cents, or 2%, to $32.93. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
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
. Shares jumped 12% after the company indicated the possibility of a sale.
HealthShares Emerging Cancer
ETF was recently up 1.5% to $27.31. The
First Trust Amex Biotechnology Index
was gaining 1.4% to $24.78. The
SPDR S&P Biotech
ETF was better by 1.4% at $50.32.
B2B Internet HOLDRs
ETF was the worst performer of the day, even as holding
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,
were all losing 0.7% or more.
Utilities Select Sector SPDR
ETF was off 0.6% to $40.65. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities
ETF was shedding 0.6% to $99.07.The
ETF was lower by 0.5% to $143.79.