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Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Blackstone's Hilton buyout boosts real estate-related funds Thursday.

A giant deal in the hotel space boosted real estate exchange-traded funds Thursday, after

Blackstone Group

(BX) - Get Blackstone Inc. Report

bid $26 billion for

Hilton Hotels

(HLT) - Get Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc Report


Shares of Hilton were soaring 26% Thursday afternoon. Other hotel stocks were jumping as well.

Starwood Hotels


rose 7.1%,


(MAR) - Get Marriott International, Inc. Class A Report

was adding 7% and

Intercontinental Hotels Group

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gained 4.2%.


Ultra Real Estate ProShares

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was rising $1.61, or 3.1%, to $53.71. The

DJ Wilshire REIT ETF

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was adding $1.40, or 1.4%, to $83.98. The

Vanguard REIT Index ETF

(VNQ) - Get Vanguard Real Estate ETF Report

was higher by $1.18, or 1.6%, to $73.57.


Internet Architecture HOLDRs


was another of the few winners Thursday, as holding


(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report

jumped to an all-time record of $131.75, nearly a week after the release of the company's much-heralded iPhone. The ETF was recently up 25 cents, or 0.5%, to $48.48.

On the losing side, bundled securities tracking utilities were among the worst performers of the session. Among individual names,

Edison International

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Southern Co.

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FPL Group

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(PCG) - Get PG&E Corporation Report

were losing 1.7% or more.


Ultra Utilities ProShares

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was losing $2.14, or 2.6%, to $80.70. The

WisdomTree International Utilities ETF


eased 52 cents, or 1.6%, to $31.57. The

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

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was down 60 cents, or 1.5%, to $39.55. The

Utility HOLDRs


was falling $1.91, or 1.3%, to $142.69.


United States Natural Gas

(UNG) - Get United States Natural Gas Fund LP Report

was also slumping, as natural gas was lower by 3.4 cents to $6.71. The ETF was losing 70 cents, or 1.6%, to $42.41.