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
Various holdings were higher by about 1%, including
Advanced Micro Devices
Ultra Semiconductor ProShares
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
ETF rose 58 cents, or 1.1% to $52.88. The
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
rose 93 cents, or 2.4%, to $40.10. The
Market Vectors Steel
was up $1.34, or 2.1%, to $67.74. The
SPDR S&P Metals & Mining
ETF was climbing $1.16, or 1.9%, to $67.39. The
iShares Silver Trust
was up $1.82, or 1.2%, to $135.69.
Retail-related ETFs were also higher, as shares of
jumped nearly 4% as the retail giant held its annual stockholder meeting at the company's headquarters. Other chain stores were gaining ground, including
, up 1.9%, and
, which was climbing 1.4%.
was up $1.71, or 1.7%, at $107.40, and the
SPDR S&P Retail
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.