Skip to main content

Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Utility-related funds took a hit in another down day for the market.
  • Author:
  • Publish date:

Utility-related exchange-traded funds were among the worst performers of Wednesday's market, sinking on the decline in some big names.


(EXC) - Get Exelon Corporation Report



(PCG) - Get PG&E Corporation Report


Centerpoint Energy

(CNP) - Get CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Report

were all losing close to 2%.


Ultra Utilities ProShares

(UPW) - Get ProShares Ultra Utilities Report

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

iShares S&P Global Utilities

(JXI) - Get iShares Global Utilities ETF Report

TheStreet Recommends

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 Vanguard Utilities ETF 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

(RTP) - Get Reinvent Technology Partners Class A Report

were declining about 3%.

The Ultra Basic Materials ProShares

(UYM) - Get ProShares Ultra Basic Materials Report

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

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining

(XME) - Get SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF Report

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

iShares Dow Jones US Basic Materials

(IYM) - Get iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF 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 iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF Report

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

Ultra Real Estate ProShares

(URE) - Get ProShares Ultra Real Estate 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 United States Natural Gas Fund LP Report

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

United States Oil

(USO) - Get United States Oil Fund LP Report

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

iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index

(OIL) - Get iPath Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN Report

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