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Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking energy are among the top performers.

Exchange-traded funds tracking energy were among the top performers Wednesday, as oil futures rose above $61 a barrel. Among individual names,

Valero

(VLO) - Get Valero Energy Corporation Report

was up 2.3%,

ConocoPhillips

(COP) - Get ConocoPhillips Report

was adding 2.2%, and

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Chevron Corporation Report

was higher by 1.4%.

The

Oil Service HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get VanEck Oil Services ETF Report

ETF was rising by 2.6% to $138.03. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index

(IEZ) - Get iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF Report

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ETF was adding 2.4% to $44.92, and the

SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

(XES) - Get SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF Report

ETF was gaining 2.2% to $28.88.

In addition, bundled-securities following the housing sector were higher. Earlier, the National Association of Realtors said existing-home sales data fell a greater-than-expected 1.9% to 6.18 million annualized units in September. However, the NAR indicated that the worst may be over for the cooling housing market.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF Report

ETF was gaining 2.6% to $39.34, and the

SPDR Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF Report

ETF was adding 2% to $34.58.

Also among winners, the

Internet HOLDRs

(HHH)

ETF gained thanks to an advance of 11.7% in holding

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report

. After the close Tuesday, the online retailer beat earnings estimates and offered an optimistic forecast. The ETF was higher by $1.26, or 2.5%, to $51.13.

Among losers, the

B2B Internet HOLDRs

(BHH)

ETF was Wednesday's worst performer, falling 3.8%.

Checkfree

(CKFR)

was losing 6.4%. The B2B Internet HOLDRs was down 9 cents to $2.28.

Bundled securities tracking retail were also trading lower. Among individual names,

Target

(TGT) - Get Target Corporation Report

,

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Best Buy Co., Inc. Report

,

GameStop

(GME) - Get GameStop Corp. Class A Report

and

Nordstrom

(JWN) - Get Nordstrom, Inc. Report

were losing 2% or more.

The

PowerShares Dynamic Retail

(PMR) - Get Invesco Dynamic Retail ETF Report

was off 1.5% to $18.84. The

SPDR Retail

(XRT) - Get SPDR S&P Retail ETF Report

was down 1.2% to $41, and the

Retail HOLDRs

(RTH) - Get VanEck Retail ETF Report

was losing 0.9% to $99.55.

Robert Holden is staff reporter Robert Holmes. He reports often from Second Life.