PowerShares Lux Nanotech
exchange-traded fund was one of Tuesday's best performers as
Cambridge Display Technology
rose 7.3%. The ETF was higher by 31 cents, or 1.8%, to $17.16.
B2B Internet HOLDRs
( BHH) ETF was also higher, as
( ARBA) was gaining 2.8%. The ETF was climbing 3 cents, or 1.5%, to $2.09.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers
was also rising. Holdings
were recently up 1.3%.
The ETF was adding 20 cents, or 0.4%, to $52.53.
On the flipside, energy-related ETFs were among the worst performers of the day. The front-month April contract, trading for the last time, was losing 22 cents to $56.37 a barrel.
Oil Services HOLDRs
ETF was recently falling 1.9% to $139.69. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index
ETF was down 1.8% to $45.87. The
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
ETF sank 1.4% to $30.29. The
PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services
ETF was off 0.7% to $20.16.
Bundled securities tracking homebuilders were mixed following key economic data. Before the opening bell, the government said U.S. housing starts jumped 9% in February to 1.525 million annualized units, retracing some of January's 14% drop. However, building permits eased 2.5% last month, disappointing some economists
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was recently down 0.6% at $36.21. Meanwhile, the
ETF was higher by 0.1% at $34.03.