Housing-related exchange-traded funds were among the top performers of Thursday's session, even as
reiterated more of the same concerns facing the sector.
During its earnings report, the homebuilder said the housing market has become uncertain enough that the company will pull its full-year guidance. Still, Beazer was up 4% after on better-than-expected orders for new homes during the company's fiscal second quarter.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was recently adding $1.18, or 3.2%, at $37.72. The
ETF was up 87 cents, or 2.5%, to $35.62.
ETF was climbing for a second straight session, this time behind gains of 4.3% or more in holdings
. The ETF was rising 61 cents, or 1.1%, to $58.99.
A rise of 6% in shares of
was buoying the
Internet Architecture HOLDRs
ETF. Following Wednesday's close, Apple posted a profit that was much stronger than Wall Street had expected. Still, the ETF was higher by just 22 cents, or 0.5%, at $44.21.
On the other hand, ETFs tracking silver were among Thursday's worst performers. Silver futures plummeted 44 cents to close at $13.32 an ounce. The
iShares Silver Trust
was falling $4.86, or 3.5%, to $132.59. The
PowerShares DB Silver
ETF was shedding 94 cents, or 3.5%, to $26.26.
Gold-related ETFs were also on the decline. Futures ended lower by $9.40 to $678 an ounce. The
Market Vectors Gold Miners
slid 87 cents, or 2.1%, to $40.14. The
iShares Comex Gold Trust
was recently down $1.12, or 1.7%, to $66.87. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was easing by $1.08, or 1.6%, to $66.81.
Also among the day's losers, the
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
ETF was falling due to a loss of nearly 15% in holding
, which offered disappointing guidance for the second-quarter. The ETF was losing 11 cents, or 2%, to $5.21.