Updated from 12:44 p.m. EDT

The

Telecom HOLDRs

( TTH) exchange-traded fund was one of the session's few winners Tuesday. Holdings

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

and

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

were up 0.3% and 0.05%, respectively. The ETF was adding 10 cents, or 0.3%, to $37.57.

On the flip side, ETFs tracking homebuilders were the worst performers. Before the session began,

Lennar

(LEN) - Get Report

said its first-quarter earnings slumped year over year, and it backed off the profit target it had provided in January. The stock was falling 0.09%, dragging other housing names lower with it.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

ETF was recently down 1.6% at $35.49. The

SPDR Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get Report

ETF was sliding 1.6% at $33.61.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Provider

(IHF) - Get Report

ETF was also trading lower. Holdings

Humana

(HUM) - Get Report

and

UnitedHealth

(UNH) - Get Report

were sliding 2.1% and 1.8%, respectively. The ETF was lower by 41 cents, or 0.7%, to $57.82.

Also among losers, the

PowerShares Lux Nanotech

(PXN)

ETF slipped as holdings

Arrowhead Research

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and

Flamel Technologies

(FLML)

were shedding 2.2% and 5.9%, respectively. The ETF was recently down 18 cents, or 1%, to $17.40.