Energy-related exchange-traded funds were among few winners Friday, as crude oil rose to a near 10-month high amidst more fears of a strike in Nigeria.
The front-month crude contract was recently up 67 cents to $69.32 a barrel. Gasoline was adding 2 cents at $2.27 a gallon.
iPath S&P Crude Oil Index
ETF was gaining 46 cents, or 1.2%, to $38.40. The
PowerShares DB Oil
was up 23 cents, or 0.9%, to $27.14. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index
was higher by 54 cents, or 0.9%, to $59.02.
Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs
was also higher thanks to gains in two of its holdings.
were both rising more than 1%. The ETF was gaining 3 cents, or 0.5%, to $5.56.
On the other hand, housing-related ETFs were among the biggest losers of the day. Among housing concerns,
was down 1.6%,
was losing 1.6%,
eased 1.4% and
was lower by 1%.
ETF was down 62 cents, or 1.9%, to $31.78. The
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction
ETF was recently falling by 59 cents, or 1.8%, at $32.86.
Bundled securities tracking utilities were also among the losers of the session. Among individual names,
Public Service Enterprise Group
fell by 1.8% or more.
Ultra Utilities ProShares
was falling by $1.79, or 2.2%, to $79. The
was off $1.82, or 1.4%, to $140.09. The
Vanguard Utilities ETF
eased 93 cents, or 1.4%, to $82.08.