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Wednesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tacking chipmakers are among Wednesday's worst performers.

Exchange-traded funds tracking semiconductors were among the worst performers Wednesday, after a bearish analyst report on expected chip prices and

Micron Technology's

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disappointing quarter.

Micron was sliding nearly 9% after swinging to a fiscal fourth-quarter loss, while Merrill Lynch initiated coverage of


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Advanced Micro Devices

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with underweight ratings.


Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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was shedding $3.71, or 4.1%, to $87.58. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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was losing 89 cents, or 2.23, to $38.07. The

iShares S&P GSTI Semiconductor


was off $1.49, or 2.2%, to $67.53.

Funds tracking Chinese markets also were among the losers. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 719.81 points overnight.


iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index

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was losing $11.09, or 5.9%, to $178.40. The

SPDR S&P China

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was shedding $5.67, or 5.8%, to $92.94. The

PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China

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was off $1.61, or 4.6%, to $33.21.

Funds tracking homebuilders were among the session's few winners, as several holdings continued their run-up a second day.

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Beazer Homes

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Standard Pacific



Brookfield Homes


were all up more than 3.5%.


iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction

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was gaining 60 cents, or 2.7%, to $22.46. The

iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential

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was adding 79 cents, or 1.7%, to $48.70.

Biotech- and pharmaceutical-related funds also were among the winners.

Arena Pharmaceuticals

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Imclone Systems





were all adding more than 3%.


SPDR S&P Biotech

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was gaining $1.01, or 1.7%, to $59.56. The

Ultra Health Care ProShares

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was tacking on 75 cents, or 1%, to $74.70. The

Pharmaceutical HOLDRs

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was adding 74 cents, or 0.9%, to $81.82.