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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

Dell

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.

Various holdings were higher by about 1%, including

Intel

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,

Applied Materials

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,

Texas Instruments

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and

Advanced Micro Devices

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.

The

Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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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

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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.

The

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

Wal-Mart

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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

Target

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, up 1.9%, and

Home Depot

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, which was climbing 1.4%.

The

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

(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.