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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Semiconductor-related exchange-traded funds were among the best performers of Friday's session. Earlier, Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Texas Instruments (TXN - Get Report) to buy from hold, saying the chipmaker's overstock inventory has been reduced.

The SPDR Semiconductor (XSD) ETF was adding 1% to $50.66. The Semiconductors HOLDRs (SMH) ETF was higher by 0.9% to $34.34. The iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor (IGW) was up 0.1% to $61.40.

The PowerShares Lux Nanotech (PXN) ETF was also higher. Holding Arrowhead Research (ARWR - Get Report) was rising 2.7%. The ETF was higher by 8 cents, or 0.5%, to $17.07.

On the other hand, bundled securities following the energy sector were among the worst performers. The front-month April contract was recently falling by $1.64 to $60 a barrel. The iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil (OIL) ETF was recently shedding 1.9% to $36.85. The United States Oil (USO) ETF was giving back 1.9% to $50.31.

The Internet HOLDRs (HHH) ETF was hurt by Yahoo! (YHOO). The Internet giant slumped 5% after The Wall Street Journal reported it may scale back its partnership with AT&T (T - Get Report). The ETF was falling 87 cents, or 1.6%, to $53.44.

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OIL $10.26 0.10%
SMH $55.85 0.83%
ARWR $7.00 0.36%
TXN $58.00 2.20%
T $32.98 0.70%


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