This Week's ETF Winners & Losers

Securities tracking semiconductors are among the best performers.
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Bundled securities tracking semiconductors were among the best performers of a strong week, as the sector benefited from an upgrade of


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on Friday.

Goldman Sachs raised its rating for Intel to buy from neutral, capping off the stock's 11% rise for the week. Other strong names in the group were

Applied Materials

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Texas Instruments

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Linear Technology




Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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ETF added 10% to $85.66. The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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finished 4.1% higher at $38.24. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor


ETF climbed 3.4% to $66.57, and the

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

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ETF rose 2.7% to $53.51.

Securities tracking crude oil were also among the gainers, even after the front-month July contract had a rough start to the week. Crude oil finished the week with a gain of 5% at $68 a barrel.


Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares

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added 9.8% to $102.97. The

Oil Services HOLDRs

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ended the week up 6.2% to $177.65. The

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

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ETF gained 5.9% to $37.35. The

iPath S&P Crude Oil Index

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added 5.1% to $37.89.


Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs


was also among the winners of the week, thanks to advances of 7% or more in holdings

Akamai Technologies

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Vivo Participacoes

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. The ETF ended higher by 3% to $5.55.

Housing ETFs suffered losses during the week, following the

Federal Reserve's

regional business survey, known as the beige book. In the report, several regions reported continued weakness in residential construction and real estate.

Among individual names,


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slid 6.7%,

Pulte Homes

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lost 3.6%,

Toll Brothers

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fell 3.3% and


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finished the week down 3.2%.

For the week, the

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF fell 2.8% to finish at $34.32. The

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF shed 2.2% to $33.11.