Tuesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Oil- and gas-related funds are the top performers in a strong session.
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Bundled securities tracking oil and gas services were among the best performers of a strong session Tuesday. The front-month June crude contract reversed an early loss and was recently up 54 cents to $63 a barrel.

The

Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

(DIG) - Get Report

was adding $1.41, or 1.6%, to $89.59. The

Oil Service HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get Report

ETF gained $2.09, or 1.3%, to $164.40. The

SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

(XES) - Get Report

ETF was recently up 38 cents, or 1.1%, to $34.93.

ETFs tracking basic materials were also higher, as aluminum giant

Alcoa

(AA) - Get Report

, which said last week it will acquire Canada's

Alcan

(AL) - Get Report

for $27 billion, was recently adding 2.2%. The stock is now 9% higher since the deal was first announced on May 7.

The

Ultra Basic Materials ProShares

(UYM) - Get Report

ETF was recently adding $1.98, or 2.3%, to $88.13. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials

(IYM) - Get Report

ETF was higher by 78 cents, or 1.1%, to $69.45. The

Materials Select Sector SPDR

(XLB) - Get Report

was gaining 36 cents, or 0.9%, to $40.12.

The

Telecom HOLDRs

(TTH)

ETF was also higher as its two major holdings,

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

and

Verizon

(VZ) - Get Report

, were up 1.3% and 1.7%, respectively. The ETF was gaining 48 cents, or 1.2%, to $40.02.

On the losing side, many ETFs in the HealthShares family were suffering the worst losses. The

HealthShares Respiratory Pulmonary

(HHR) - Get Report

was losing 3.9% to $27.80, the

HealthShares Infectious Disease

(HHG)

ETF was off 2.6% at $26.45 and the

HealthShares Neuroscience

(HHN)

was down 2.1% at $24.48.

The

B2B Internet HOLDRs

(BHH)

ETF was also among the losers of the day again as holding

Agile Software

(AGIL)

slid 1.7%. The ETF was off 2 cents, or 1%, to $2.06.