Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

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

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

.

Various holdings were higher by about 1%, including

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

,

Applied Materials

(AMAT) - Get Report

,

Texas Instruments

(TXN) - Get Report

and

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

.

The

Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

(USD) - Get Report

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

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor

(IGW)

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

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

(XSD) - Get Report

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

Semiconductor HOLDRs

(SMH) - Get Report

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.

The

Market Vectors Gold

(GDX) - Get Report

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

Market Vectors Steel

(SLX) - Get Report

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

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining

(XME) - Get Report

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

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

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

Retail-related ETFs were also higher, as shares of

Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Report

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

Target

(TGT) - Get Report

, up 1.9%, and

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

, which was climbing 1.4%.

The

Retail HOLDRs

(RTH) - Get Report

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

SPDR S&P Retail

(XRT) - Get Report

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

On the losing side, the

HealthShares Emerging Cancer

(HHJ)

ETF was among few decliners.

Dendreon

(DNDN)

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.

The

B2B Internet HOLDRs

(BHH)

ETF was also among the losers of the day as holdings

Checkfree

(CKFR)

and

Internet Capital Group

(ICGE)

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