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Thursday's ETF Winners & Losers

Homebuilder-related funds gave up their recent gains Thursday.

Exchange-traded funds tracking homebuilders were among the worst performers of a mixed session Thursday, as traders booked profits on housing stocks that have surged so far this week.

Recently,

Hovnanian

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,

Toll Brothers

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,

D.R. Horton

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,

Lennar

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and

Centex

(CTX)

were all dropping.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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was down 79 cents, or 3.5%, to $21.73. The

SPDR S&P Homebuilders

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fell 65 cents, or 2.8%, to $22.90.

Oil-related ETFs were also on the decline, as crude continued its multi-session freefall that has lopped nearly 4% off prices. Lately, the November front-month crude contract was shedding 14 cents to $79.80.

The

Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

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was losing $1, or 0.9%, to $109.18. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index

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was down 45 cents, or 0.7%, to $63.99. The

Energy Select Sector SPDR

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slid 44 cents, or 0.6%, to $74.03.

Bundled securities tracking the chip sector were also under pressure, a day after

Micron's

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disappointing quarter and Merrill Lynch's bearish coverage of

Intel

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,

Advanced Micro Devices

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and

Nvidia

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.

The

Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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eased 89 cents, or 1%, to $86.86. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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was down 19 cents, or 0.5%, to $37.97. The

iShares S&P GSTI Semiconductor

(IGW)

was shedding 36 cents, or 0.5%, to $67.17.

On the other hand, utility-related ETFs were among the few winners. Among individual names,

FirstEnergy

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,

Exelon

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,

Entergy

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and

Edison International

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were all higher.

The

Ultra Utilities ProShares

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was up $1.12, or 1.4%, to $82.44. The

Utilities HOLDRs

(UTH)

was rising $1.35, or 0.9%, to $147.75. The

PowerShares FTSE RAFI Utilities

(PRFU)

added 49 cents, or 0.9%, to $58.02.