Bundled securities tracking semiconductors were among the best performers of Friday's session, thanks to an upgrade for chipmaker

Intel

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.

Goldman Sachs raised its rating for Intel to buy from neutral, sending shares 4% higher. Among other chipmakers,

KLA-Tencor

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,

Maxim Integrated Products

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and

Applied Materials

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were up by 1.6% or more.

The

Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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ETF added $3.27, or 4%, to $85.30. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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ETF was 65 cents, or 1.7%, higher at $38.10. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor

(IGW)

ETF was climbing 98 cents, or 1.5%, to $66.45. The

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

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ETF rose 58 cents, or 1.1%, to $53.30.

Utility-related ETFs were also among the winners of the session. Among individual names,

American Electric Power

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,

Edison International

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and

Exelon

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jumped 2.1% or more.

The

Ultra Utilities ProShares

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was rising $2.68, or 3.2%, to $85.82. The

Utility HOLDRs

( UTH) was adding $2.53, or 1.8%, to $145.63. The

Vanguard Utilities ETF

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gained $1.34, or 1.6%, to $85.42.

ETFs tracking the energy sector were also rising. The front-month July crude contract overcame early weakness, but was higher by just 6 cents to $67.71 a barrel.

The

Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

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was higher by $2.70, or 2.7%, to $103. The

Oil Services HOLDRs

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was adding $2.57, or 1.3%, to $177.92. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

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ETF rose 43 cents, or 1.1%, to $37.52. The

PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration

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ETF was up 30 cents, or 1.2%, to $23.87.

On the losing side, the

Software HOLDRs

(SWH)

ETF was among very few decliners Friday, pressured by a 2.3% drop in share of

Adobe Systems

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. The ETF was recently down 5 cents, or 0.1%, to $41.52.