Bundled securities tracking the semiconductor sector were among the best performers of Tuesday's session, boosted by a 10% rise in shares of
Late Monday, Novellus handily beat estimates for second-quarter results, and the chipmaker said orders for the third quarter would be flat to 5% higher.
Other semiconductor stocks benefited from the news, including
, which were higher by 2% or more.
Among ETFs, the
Ultra Semiconductor ProShares
was adding $2.10, or 2.2%, to $96.70. The
PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors
ETF was rising 24 cents, or 1.2%, to $20.39. The
gained 34 cents, or 0.8%, to $40.64. The
iShares S&P GSTI Semiconductor
ETF was up 46 cents, or 0.7%, to $70.26.
Ultra Basic Materials ProShares
ETF was higher by $1.01, or 1%, to $100.31. The
ETF rose 54 cents, or 0.6%, to $89.59. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials
ETF was adding 36 cents, or 0.5%, to $74.58.
On the losing side, many ETFs in the HealthShares family were suffering the worst losses. The
ETF was losing 5.9% to $23.11, the
ETF was off 2.7% at $24.17, and the
HealthShares Infectious Disease
was down 2.5% at $24.51.
United States Natural Gas
ETF was also among the worst performers of the session, as the price of natural gas slumped another 13 cents on the Nymex to $6.24 per million British thermal units. The ETF was losing 87 cents, or 2.1%, to $40.40.