Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking homebuilders, health and biotech were higher.
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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

(MTH) - Get Report

and

Hovnanian

(HOV) - Get Report

were adding 3.1%.

D.R. Horton

(DHI) - Get Report

was recently up 1.9%, and

Lennar

(LEN) - Get Report

was gaining 1.5%.

The

SPDR Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get Report

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

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

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

(FBT) - Get Report

was gaining 1.4% to $24.78. The

SPDR S&P Biotech

(XBI) - Get Report

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

(FPL) - Get Report

,

Exelon

(EXC) - Get Report

,

Duke Energy

(DUK) - Get Report

and

Dominion Resources

(D) - Get Report

were all losing 0.7% or more.

The

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

(XLU) - Get Report

ETF was off 0.6% to $40.65. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities

(IDU) - Get Report

ETF was shedding 0.6% to $99.07.The

Utilities HOLDRs

(UTH)

ETF was lower by 0.5% to $143.79.