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The

Internet Architecture HOLDRs

( IAH) was one of Thursday's best performing exchange-traded funds, as holdings

IBM

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and

Juniper Networks

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jumped on better-than-expected earnings.

Following Thursday's close, IBM said it had a second-quarter profit of $1.50 a share, excluding a gain from the sale of its printing division, which beat the Thomson Financial average estimate by 3 cents a share. Shares of IBM were up more than 4%. Meanwhile, Juniper surged 12% after the networking company raised its sales forecast.

The Internet Architecture HOLDRs was recently up $1.37, or 2.7%, to $51.58.

The

Software HOLDRs

(SWH)

ETF also benefited from strong tech earnings results. German business software giant

SAP

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, which is one of the ETF's holdings, saw second-quarter revenue and operating income jump 10%, and shares rose 7%. The ETF was recently up $1.06, or 2.5%, to $42.94.

Bundled securities tracking utilities were also among the winners of the day. Among individual names,

Exelon

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,

FirstEnergy

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and

FPL Group

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were higher by 1.7% or more.

The

Ultra Utilities ProShares

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was rising $2.78, or 3.3%, to $85.98. The

PowerShares FTSE RAFI Utilities

(PRFU)

was adding $1.15, or 2%, to $60.07. The

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

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gained 46 cents, or 1.1%, to $40.96.

On the losing side, health care-related bundled securities were losing ground, pressured by a second-quarter revenue miss by

UnitedHealth Group

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. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Provider

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was recently down 71 cents, or 1.2%, to $59.64. The

Health Care Select Sector SPDR

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was losing 30 cents, or 0.8%, to $35.45.

While most tech earnings results were benefiting ETFs, concerns about online operations hampered

eBay's

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stock following its second-quarter earnings report. eBay, which is a holding of the

Internet HOLDRs

( HHH), was recently down 1.5%. The ETF was shedding 65 cents, or 1.1%, to $60.90.