Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Securities tracking energy are among the top performers.
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Bundled securities tracking energy were among the top performers Wednesday, as oil moved higher following the weekly inventory reports. The Energy Department said that crude stocks rose by 1.3 million barrels last week, gasoline stores fell by 3.7 million barrels, and distillate inventories tumbled by 3.6 million barrels.

The

Oil Services HOLDRs

(OIH) - Get Report

ETF was rising by 2.8% to $142.06. The

SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment Services

(XES) - Get Report

was gaining 2.4% to $30.01, and the

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index

(IEO) - Get Report

ETF was higher by 2.3% to $49.70. The

PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration

(PXE) - Get Report

ETF was adding 1.6% to $19.16.

Elsewhere, mining-related ETFs were also stronger. The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get Report

ETF was gaining 1.6% to $39.01. The

SPDR Metals & Mining

(XME) - Get Report

ETF was higher by 1.5% to $48.28.

The

B2B Internet HOLDRs

(BHH)

ETF was gaining 2.3% as holding

CheckFree

(CKFR)

was up 1.9%. The ETF was tacking on 5 cents to $2.19.

On the flipside, the

Telecom HOLDRs

(TTH)

exchange-traded fund slid as major holding

AT&T

(T) - Get Report

fell nearly 3%.

Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye said late Tuesday he would welcome a delay to regulatory approval of AT&T's acquisition of

BellSouth

(BLS)

. The Telecom HOLDRs was down 64 cents, or 1.9%, to $32.90.

Other telecom-related ETFs were lower, as well. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecom

(IYZ) - Get Report

ETF was losing 35 cents, or 1.3%, to $28.04. The

Vanguard Telecom Services

(VOX) - Get Report

ETF was lower by 56 cents, or 0.8%, to $70.30.