iShares Dow Jones Transportation Index
exchange-traded fund was one of Friday's best performers. Holding
rose 3.5% after the company's chief executive said the company should have a stronger second half of 2007. The ETF was higher by $1.26, or 1.4%, to $88.93.
Also among winners, the
PowerShares Lux Nanotech
ETF rose as holdings
Cambridge Display Technology
were rising by more than 4%. The ETF was higher by 21 cents, or 1.2%, to $17.48.
On the other hand, the
ETF was sinking. Holding
( DNA) said first-quarter revenue will be unchanged from the fourth quarter, and the stock was falling 3.9%.
was down 3.9% on word it would stop work on a colon cancer trial involving its drug Vectibix in combination with other medications. The Biotech HOLDRs was losing $4.19, or 2.3%, to $177.64.
ETFs tracking metals and mining were also declining. Gold slid $6.90 to close at $657.30 an ounce, and silver lost 25 cents to $13.23 an ounce.
iShares Silver Trust
slumped 1.9% to $131.32. The
iShares COMEX Gold Trust
ETF was giving back 0.9% to $65.24. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was falling 0.9% to $65.15. The
Market Vectors Gold Miners
ETF was recently down 0.9% to $39.61.