Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Internet-related funds were among the top performers Friday.
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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

BEA Systems


. Elsewhere,


(VRSN) - Get Report

was up 2.1%,


(GOOG) - Get Report

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

(FDN) - Get Report

was higher by 18 cents, or 0.7%, at $25.62. The

Internet HOLDRs


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

(DIG) - Get Report

was higher by $1.85, or 2%, to $93.25. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

(XES) - Get Report

ETF was adding 37 cents, or 1.1%, to $35.28. The

Energy Select Sector SPDR

(XLE) - Get Report

ETF gained 87 cents, or 1.3%, to $67.53. The

SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

(XOP) - Get Report

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

(ITB) - Get Report

ETF was recently losing 50 cents, or 1.3%, at $37.04. The

SPDR Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get Report

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,

Southern Co.

(SO) - Get Report

was down 1.1%,

Duke Energy

(DUK) - Get Report

eased 1.3%, and

Edison International

(EIX) - Get Report

slid 1%.


Ultra Utilities ProShares

(UPW) - Get Report

was shedding 94 cents, or 1.1%, to $86.07. The

Utility HOLDRs


was falling by $1.09, or 0.8%, to $145.10. The

Vanguard Utilities ETF

(VPU) - Get Report

lost 42 cents, or 0.5%, to $85.38.