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Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Housing-related funds rise.
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Housing-related exchange-traded funds were among the best performers Friday, despite warnings of a revenue drop from

Meritage Homes

(MTH) - Get Report

.

Meritage said it expects second-quarter revenue to drop 37% from a year ago due to a decline in the housing market. Still, the stock was up 2.4%.

Among other housing concerns,

Hovnanian

(HOV) - Get Report

gained 5.2%,

Beazer Homes

(BZH) - Get Report

was adding 4.8%,

Lennar

(LEN) - Get Report

was higher by 3.8%, and

DR Horton

(DHI) - Get Report

was up 2.1%.

The

SPDR Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get Report

ETF was up 84 cents, or 2.8%, to $30.86. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

ETF was recently climbing 87 cents, or 2.8%, at $31.70.

ETFs tracking silver and gold were also among the winners of the session. Silver futures gained 24 cents to $12.82 an ounce. Gold futures were adding $4.70 to $655.30 an ounce.

The

Market Vectors Gold Miners

(GDX) - Get Report

rose 96 cents, or 2.4%, to $40.20. The

PowerShares DB Silver

(DBS) - Get Report

ETF was up 52 cents, or 2.1%, to $25.12. The

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

was higher by $2.24, or 1.8%, to $126.89. The

PowerShares DB Gold

(DGL) - Get Report

gained 20 cents, or 0.8%, to $25.87.

On the losing side, the

United States Natural Gas

(UNG) - Get Report

ETF was slumping due to a larger-than-expected build in natural gas inventories. Earlier, the Energy Department said that natural gas supplies rose by 78 billion cubic feet last week, sending natural gas lower by 2.1% to $6.48, the lowest level in more than two years. The ETF was losing 70 cents, or 1.7%, to $41.76.

Real estate ETFs gave back some of the gains from Thursday, a day after

Blackstone Group

(BX) - Get Report

bid $26 billion for

Hilton Hotels

(HLT) - Get Report

.

Several hotel stocks jumped during the prior session on speculation of future buyouts, but were retreating Friday as enthusiasm wore down.

Host Hotels & Resorts

(HST) - Get Report

eased 2.9%,

Marriott

(MAR) - Get Report

slid 1.6%, and

Intercontinental Hotels Group

(IHG) - Get Report

shed 1.5%.

The

iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail

(RTL) - Get Report

ETF was losing 73 cents, or 1.6%, to $43.77. The

iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate

(FTY)

ETF was down 36 cents, or 0.8%, to $46.21. The

Ultra Real Estate ProShares

(URE) - Get Report

was off 31 cents, or 0.6%, to $53.52.