Cisco's

(CSCO) - Get Report

earnings beat and positive revenue growth forecast made the

iShares Goldman Sachs Networking

(IGN) - Get Report

and the

Internet Architecture HOLDRs

(IAH)

the best gainers Wednesday. The ETFs were recently up 3.1% and 2.6%, respectively.

ETFs related to semiconductors were also among the best performers after Matrix Research upgraded

Texas Instruments

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to strong buy from buy. The

SPDR Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get Report

ETF rose 2.2% to $44.28, the

Semiconductor HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get Report

ETF was higher by 1.8% to $31.95 and the

PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors

(PSI) - Get Report

ETF was gaining 1% to $15.92.

Utility ETFs traded higher as the price of crude topped its record closing price of $77.03, following an Energy Department inventory report that showed declines in crude, gasoline and distillate stocks. Meanwhile,

BP's

(BP) - Get Report

Prudhoe Bay pipeline in Alaska was still offline.

PowerShares Dynamic Utilities

(PUI) - Get Report

was rising 0.9% to $17.74, the

Utilities HOLDRs

(UTH)

was recently up 0.8% to $124.16, the

iShares Dow Jones US Utilities

(IDU) - Get Report

was gaining 0.6% to $83.43 and the

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

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was tacking on 0.5% to $34.15.

Meanwhile, ETFs tracking construction and real estate had some of the worst returns for a second straight session after homebuilder

Toll Brothers

(TOL) - Get Report

cut its full-year order forecast again.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

was falling by 3.9% to $34.24, the

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF was lower by 3.8% to $30.42, and the

PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction

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ETF was losing 2.7% to $14.29,