Friday's ETF Winners & Losers

Asia-related funds were top performers Friday, as Hong Kong's Hang Seng index set a record.
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Updated from 2:28 p.m. EDT with new stock prices

Exchange-traded funds tracking Asian markets were among the best performers of Friday's winning session, following advances overseas.

Overnight, India's Sensex Index jumped 2.5%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.8% -- to a record 30,405 -- and Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4%. Other indices in China, South Korea, and Indonesia also finished higher.

The

iPath MSCI India Index

(INP)

was recently up $4.54, or 5.8%, to $82.34. The

iShares MSCI South Korea Index

(EWY) - Get Report

was higher by $3.17, or 4.5%, to $73.12. The

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index

(EWH) - Get Report

climbed $1.05, or 4.7%, to $23.35.

An earnings beat by

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

late Thursday powered technology and software ETFs. Microsoft handily beat estimates for fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue and guided higher for the next quarter and full year. Shares jumped 9.5%.

Among related ETFs, the

Ultra Technology ProShares

(ROM) - Get Report

was higher by $3.68, or 4.1%, to $92.88. The

Software HOLDRs

(SWH)

advanced by $1.23, or 2.8%, to $44.80.

Bundled securities tracking the homebuilding sector were on the rise. Among individual names,

Hovnanian

(HOV) - Get Report

,

D.R. Horton

(DHI) - Get Report

,

Lennar

(LEN) - Get Report

,

Pulte Homes

(PHM) - Get Report

and

Beazer Homes

(BZH) - Get Report

were all higher.

The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

(ITB) - Get Report

was up 78 cents, or 3.8%, to $21.48. The

SPDR S&P Homebuilders

(XHB) - Get Report

was rising 64 cents, or 2.9%, to $22.92.

On the other hand, the

iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average

(IYT) - Get Report

was one of the worst performers of the day. Crude oil set an intraday record of $92.22 a barrel earlier Friday before dropping again, pressuring transportation stocks across the board.

Recently, the ETF was slightly up by 69 cents, or 0.7%, to $87.43.