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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Internet-related funds catch an M&A lift courtesy of Microsoft's deal for aQuantive.

Internet-related exchange-traded funds were among the top performers of Friday's session, as M&A activity boosted both the sector and the major averages.

Before the opening bell,

Microsoft

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said it will acquire Internet marketer

aQuantive

(AQNT)

for $6 billion in cash. The deal values shares of aQuantive at $66.50, an 83% premium over its last close.

aQuantive jumped more that 77% following the news, and other individual names were bidding higher as well.

RealNetworks

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was rising 2.8%,

Akamai Technologies

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added 2.6%, and

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

, which Microsoft had pursued earlier this month, was up 2.1%.

The

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs

(IIH)

was adding 13 cents, or 2.6%, to $5.13. The

First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index

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was higher by 60 cents, or 2.5%, at $25.22.

Bundled securities tracking crude oil were also among the winners, as the front-month June contract continued its recent ascent. Crude was last up 25 cents to $65.11 a barrel, a gain of 4.4% for the week.

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The

Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

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was adding $2.47, or 2.7%, to $94.08. The

SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

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ETF was recently up 72 cents, or 1.6%, to $45.65. The

PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration

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ETF gained 33 cents, or 1.5%, to $22.50.

Retailer-related ETFs were getting a boost from a 4.2% climb in shares of

Lowe's

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. The

Retail HOLDRs

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was up 1.1% at $104.31, and the

SPDR S&P Retail

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added 33 cents, or 0.8%, to $42.97.

Meanwhile, the

HealthShares Emerging Cancer

(HHJ)

ETF was one of very few losers for the day.

Dendreon

(DNDN)

eased 3%, and the HealthShares Emerging Cancer ETF was recently down 0.4%.