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Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking semiconductors were among Wednesday's top performers.

Bundled securities tracking semiconductors were among the top performers Wednesday, as several chipmaker stocks supported a 0.4% advance in the

Nasdaq Composite


Among individual names,

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Applied Materials, Inc. Report


Maxim Integrated Products

(MXIM) - Get Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Report


National Semiconductor


, and

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Report

were higher by 2.1% or more.

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Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

(USD) - Get ProShares Ultra Semiconductors Report

was adding $2.97, or 3.6%, to $85.02. The

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

(PSI) - Get Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF Report

was rising 34 cents, or 1.8%, to $19.57. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get VanEck Semiconductor ETF Report

ETF was up 64 cents, or 1.7%, higher at $38.39. The

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF Report

was recently up 37 cents, or 0.7%, to $53.46.

ETFs tracking the retail sector were also among the winners of Wednesday's session, courtesy of a jump in

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Best Buy Co., Inc. Report

. The electronics retailer added nearly 4% after announcing a new stock buyback plan of $5.5 billion. Best Buy said it will raise its quarterly dividend by 30% to 13 cents, in addition to the company's plans of opening another 400 stores in North America.

Other retail names were also on the rise.


(KSS) - Get Kohl's Corporation Report

gained 2.6%,


(CVS) - Get CVS Health Corporation Report

added 2.2%,


(KR) - Get Kroger Co. Report

was up 2.1%,



was gaining 1.8%,


SPDR S&P Retail

(XRT) - Get SPDR S&P Retail ETF Report

was higher by 80 cents, or 1.9%, to $43.58. The

Retail HOLDRs

(RTH) - Get VanEck Retail ETF Report

was adding 88 cents, or 0.9%, to $104.72. The

PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary

(PEZ) - Get Invesco DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF Report

tacked on 29 cents, or 1%, to $28.30.

On the flip side, insurance-related bundled securities were among few losers of the session. Among insurers,


(PGR) - Get Progressive Corporation Report



(AIG) - Get American International Group, Inc. Report

were easing 1.3%, and both

Hartford Financial Services

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The Chubb Corporation

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slumped 0.8%.


iShares Dow Jones U.S. Insurance

(IAK) - Get iShares U.S. Insurance ETF Report

was losing 47 cents, or 0.8%, to $55.64. The

PowerShares Dynamic Insurance

(PIC) - Get Pivotal Investment Corporation II Class A Report

was down 11 cents, or 0.6%, to $18.91.