Energy-related exchange-traded funds were among the top performers Wednesday, as crude and gasoline futures advanced.
The front-month July crude contract was recently up $1.31 to $67.57 a barrel, and gasoline was adding 5 cents at $2.20 a gallon.
Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares
was higher by $2.92, or 3.1%, to $99.35. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index
ETF was recently up 93 cents, or 1.7%, to $57.44. The
Oil Services HOLDRs
was adding $2.98, or 1.6%, to $174.73. The
iPath S&P Crude Oil Index
ETF rose 75 cents, or 2%, to $37.57.
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
ETF was also among winners of the day, thanks to advances of 2% or more in holdings
. The ETF was recently higher by 8 cents, or 1.5%, to $5.51.
Bundled securities tracking semiconductors were also higher. Various holdings were higher by 1%, including
Ultra Semiconductor ProShares
ETF added 2.4% to $81.17. The
SPDR S&P Semiconductor
ETF rose 1.2% to $52.66. The
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor
ETF was climbing 1% to $65.31. The
ETF was 0.7% higher at $37.34.
Financial-related ETFs were among few losers of the day.
were lower by 3% and 1.3%, respectively, after both reported second-quarter earnings before the bell.
Regional Bank HOLDRs
was lower by 0.2% at $159.42. The
Financial Select Sector SPDR
was easing 0.2% to $37.50. The
ETF slipped 0.1% at $58.05.