Exchange-traded funds tracking the Internet sector were among the top performers Friday, as several individual names supported a jump in the tech sector.
Internet stocks were led higher by a 3.6% gain in
was up 2.1%,
was higher by 1.6%, and
tacked on 1.3%.
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
was the best performer of the Internet ETFs, recently up 12 cents, or 2.4%, to $5.17. The
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index
was higher by 18 cents, or 0.7%, at $25.62. The
was climbing 17 cents, or 0.3%, at $61.39.
Energy-related ETFs were also among the best performers of a winning session Friday, as the front-month July crude contract was up 45 cents to $64.63 a barrel.
Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares
was higher by $1.85, or 2%, to $93.25. The
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
ETF was adding 37 cents, or 1.1%, to $35.28. The
Energy Select Sector SPDR
ETF gained 87 cents, or 1.3%, to $67.53. The
SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
ETF was recently up 54 cents, or 1.2%, to $45.55.
Bundled securities following the housing sector were among the biggest decliners of the session. Earlier, the National Association of Realtors said that existing-home sales eased 2.6% in April to a rate of 5.99 million annualized units, compared with 6.12 million units in March. The decline was greater than economists anticipated. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was recently losing 50 cents, or 1.3%, at $37.04. The
ETF was down 44 cents, or 1.2%, to $35.31.
Utility-related ETFs were also among the losers of the session. Among individual names,
was down 1.1%,
eased 1.3%, and
Ultra Utilities ProShares
was shedding 94 cents, or 1.1%, to $86.07. The
was falling by $1.09, or 0.8%, to $145.10. The
Vanguard Utilities ETF
lost 42 cents, or 0.5%, to $85.38.