Tuesday's ETF Winners & Losers

Semiconductor-related funds are on the rise, as housing slumped.
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Semiconductor-related exchange-traded funds were among the big winners Tuesday, thanks to positive earnings news out of

Texas Instruments

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.

The chipmaker earned a profit of 35 cents a share, a gain of 2 cents a share on last year and comfortably ahead of Thomson Financial's 31-cent analysts' target. The company also said that second-quarter earnings should top estimates.

The

Semiconductor HOLDRs

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ETF was recently up 2.5% to $36.85. The

Ultra Semiconductor ProShares

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ETF was adding 2.5% at $78.42. The

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor

(IGW)

ETF was higher by 1.7% at $64.80. The

SPDR S&P Semiconductor

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ETF gained 1.7% to $52.13.

The

Internet Architecture HOLDRs

(IAH)

ETF was another of the day's best performers, thanks to a 4.2% rise in holding

IBM

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.

Earlier, IBM said it will increase its dividend by 10 cents to 40 cents a share. The company also authorized an addition of $15 billion to its share-buyback program. The Internet Architecture HOLDRs ETF was recently adding 48 cents, or 1.1%, to $43.49.

Among losers, the

B2B Internet HOLDRs

(BHH)

ETF sank nearly 3%, as holding

Checkfree

(CKFR)

slumped 1.1%. The ETF was off 6 cents, or 2.8%, to $2.11.

Housing-related ETFs also were among the worst performers of the session following a report from the National Association of Realtors, who said existing-home sales fell 8.4% in March to 6.12 million annualized units, the largest drop in more than 18 years. Analysts had been planning on a decline, but only to a 6.5 million pace from 6.69 million in February.

The

SPDR Homebuilders

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ETF was losing 50 cents, or 1.4%, to $34.14. The

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction

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ETF was recently down 51 cents, or 1.4%, at $36.