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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Semiconductor-related funds led the way, bolstered by Dell's rise.

Bundled securities tracking semiconductors were among the best performers of Friday's session, as the sector benefited from better-than-expected first-quarter earnings from PC maker


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Various holdings were higher by about 1%, including


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Applied Materials

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Texas Instruments

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Advanced Micro Devices

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Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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ETF was adding $1.86, or 2.4%, at $80.50. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


ETF was climbing 71 cents, or 1.1%, at $65.22. The

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

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ETF rose 58 cents, or 1.1% to $52.88. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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ETF was recently up 38 cents, or 1%, to $37.09.

ETFs tracking mining and metal stocks were also among the day's winners. Silver futures surged by 17 cents to $13.64 an ounce. Gold futures were adding $7.10 to $673.80 an ounce.


Market Vectors Gold

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rose 93 cents, or 2.4%, to $40.10. The

Market Vectors Steel

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was up $1.34, or 2.1%, to $67.74. The

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining

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ETF was climbing $1.16, or 1.9%, to $67.39. The

iShares Silver Trust

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was up $1.82, or 1.2%, to $135.69.

Retail-related ETFs were also higher, as shares of


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jumped nearly 4% as the retail giant held its annual stockholder meeting at the company's headquarters. Other chain stores were gaining ground, including


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, up 1.9%, and

Home Depot

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, which was climbing 1.4%.


Retail HOLDRs

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was up $1.71, or 1.7%, at $107.40, and the

SPDR S&P Retail

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added 63 cents, or 1.2%, to $45.41.

On the losing side, the

HealthShares Emerging Cancer


ETF was among few decliners.



slid more than 5% a day after the biotech company surged 26% after the Food and Drug Administration provided confirmation it will accept either a positive interim or final analysis of survival in order to approve the prostate cancer vaccine, Provenge.

The HealthShares Emerging Cancer ETF was recently down 37 cents, or 1.5%, to $24.25.


B2B Internet HOLDRs


ETF was also among the losers of the day as holdings




Internet Capital Group


were in negative territory. The ETF was recently lower by a penny, or 0.4%, to $2.28.