Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Utility-related funds took a hit in another down day for the market.
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Utility-related exchange-traded funds were among the worst performers of Wednesday's market, sinking on the decline in some big names.


(EXC) - Get Report



(PCG) - Get Report


Centerpoint Energy

(CNP) - Get Report

were all losing close to 2%.


Ultra Utilities ProShares

(UPW) - Get Report

was shedding $2.67, or 3.1%, to $84.23.

iShares S&P Global Utilities

(JXI) - Get Report

was declining $1.36 or 2.1%, to $62.87.

Utilities HOLDRs


was off $2.08, or 1.4%, to $143.45.

Vanguard Utilities ETF

(VPU) - Get Report

was losing $1.28, or 1.5%, to $84.52.

Funds tracking basic materials also were down. Copper futures were falling 6 cents to $3.39, and mining stocks for companies such as

Rio Tinto


were declining about 3%.

The Ultra Basic Materials ProShares

(UYM) - Get Report

was losing $2.55, or 2.8%, to $89.86. The

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining

(XME) - Get Report

was declining $1.33, or 2%, to $65.18. The

iShares Dow Jones US Basic Materials

(IYM) - Get Report

was off $1.03, or 1.4%, to $70.32.

Bundled securities tracking real estate also suffered, after the National Association of Realtors said it expected home sale prices to fall more than previously expected.

The iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

was falling 63 cents, or 1.7%, to $36.05. The

Ultra Real Estate ProShares

(URE) - Get Report

was losing 39 cents, or 0.7%, to $59.87.

On the flip side, oil and natural gas funds were among the few winners Wednesday. The front-month crude contract was up 34 cents to $65.95, and natural gas futures were up 5 cents to $8.11. Both traded up after news broke that Turkish troops had crossed into northern Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish guerillas.

United States Natural Gas

(UNG) - Get Report

was adding 42 cents, or 0.8%, to $52.87.

United States Oil

(USO) - Get Report

was tacking on 36 cents, or 0.8%, to $50.38. The

iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index

(OIL) - Get Report

was edging up 28 cents, or 0.7%, to $36.87.