Oil-related ETFs were the best performers of Friday's session as the front-month June crude contract was adding 81 cents to $65.87 a barrel.
Oil Services HOLDRs
climbed 1.6% to $160.57. The
ProShares DB Oil
was higher by 1.3% at $26.66. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index
was recently up 1.3% to $52.70. The
iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Index
ETF tacked on 1% to $37.62.
ETFs tracking silver and gold were also higher. Silver futures climbed 9 cents to $13.54 an ounce. Gold futures were adding $2.20 to $680.20 an ounce
iShares Silver Trust
was rising 1.1% to $133.99. The
PowerShares DB Silver
ETF was recently up 0.7% to $26.46. The
iShares Comex Gold Trust
was recently higher by 0.6% to $67.32. The
streetTRACKS Gold Shares
ETF was gaining 0.5% to $67.23.
On the other hand, housing-related ETFs were among the biggest losers of Friday's session. Among individual names,
was losing 2.9%, and both
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was recently falling by 91 cents, or 2.4%, at $37.17. The
ETF was down 76 cents, or 2.1%, to $35.14.
Semiconductor-related ETFs were also among the worst performers, thanks to disappointing earnings news out of
. The chipmaker swung to a first-quarter loss, and warned that tough market conditions will weigh on margins into the summer. Recently, SanDisk was losing 2.3%.
Ultra Semiconductor ProShares
ETF was shedding 1.7% at $79.79. The
iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor
ETF was lower by 1.3% at $65.05. The
ETF was recently down 1.1% to $37.11. The
SPDR S&P Semiconductor
ETF eased 0.9% to $52.72.