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Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Internet and oil funds were the day's top performers.


Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs


was one of the top performing exchange-traded funds Wednesday, courtesy of rising holdings


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VeriSign was rising 5% after CEO Stratton Sclavos abruptly resigned after 12 years of holding the position.

Meanwhile, rumors of takeover bids pushed Openwave Systems higher by 5%. Rival


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was gaining after word that Spanish company LaNetro Zed may acquire the company for $1 billion.

The Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs ETF was recently up 11 cents, or 2.1%, to $5.30.

Energy-related ETFs were also among the best performers of a winning session Wednesday, as the front-month July contract was last up 25 cents to $63.40 a barrel.


Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

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was higher by $1.90, or 1.8%, to $94.89. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

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ETF was adding 53 cents, or 1.3%, to $35.78. The

Energy Select Sector SPDR

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ETF gained 95 cents, or 1.2%, to $68.20. The

SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

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ETF was recently up 59 cents, or 1.1%, to $46.29.

On the other hand, bundled securities tracking semiconductors were among the biggest decliners. Various holdings were lower by 1.4% or more, including

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ETF was shedding $1.40, or 2.2%, at $76.10. The

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

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ETF eased 69 cents, or 1.3% to $51.06. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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ETF was recently down 24 cents, or 0.9%, to $36.16. The

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

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ETF was lower by 14 cents, or 1.1%, at $18.88.


B2B Internet HOLDRs


ETF was also among the losers of the day as holding



slid 0.6%. The ETF was recently lower by 3 cents, or 1.3%, to $2.21.