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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Funds tracking energy get a boost from rising crude prices.

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

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ETF was gaining 46 cents, or 1.2%, to $38.40. The

PowerShares DB Oil

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was up 23 cents, or 0.9%, to $27.14. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index

(IEZ) - Get iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF Report

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.

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BEA Systems


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,

Pulte Homes

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was down 1.6%,

Beazer Homes

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was losing 1.6%,

Toll Brothers

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eased 1.4% and


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was lower by 1%.


SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF was down 62 cents, or 1.9%, to $31.78. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF Report

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,

Southern Co.

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Public Service Enterprise Group

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fell by 1.8% or more.


Ultra Utilities ProShares

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was falling by $1.79, or 2.2%, to $79. The

Utility HOLDRs


was off $1.82, or 1.4%, to $140.09. The

Vanguard Utilities ETF

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eased 93 cents, or 1.4%, to $82.08.