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




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




Maxim Integrated Products



Applied Materials


were up by 1.6% or more.


Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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

Semiconductor HOLDRs


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

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


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

SPDR S&P Semiconductor


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



Edison International





jumped 2.1% or more.


Ultra Utilities ProShares


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


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.


Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares


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

Oil Services HOLDRs


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

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services


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

PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration


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

On the losing side, the

Software HOLDRs


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

Adobe Systems


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