Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
exchange-traded fund was Wednesday's best performer. Major holding
rose 5.5%, boosting the ETF by 14 cents, or 2.6%, to $5.58.
Also among winners, the
Internet Architecture HOLDRs
ETF was up 1.6% thanks to a gain of nearly 10% in
. The computer maker posted third-quarter profit of $677 million, or 30 cents a share, easily exceeding analysts' estimates. The ETF was higher by 68 cents to $42.57.
rose 4.2%, helping the
tack on 74 cents, or 1.4%, to $56.22.
On the other hand, bundled securities tracking energy exploration were among the few losing ETFs, as the January crude contract sank $1.08 to $59.09 a barrel. The decline comes after the Energy Department said that crude supplies rose last week.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index
ETF was lower by 0.8% to $49.17. The
PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration
ETF was down 0.8% to $18.88. The
SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
ETF was losing 0.7% to $39.08.