Bundled securities tracking the semiconductor sector were higher after KLA-Tencor ( KLAC) posted an 18% rise in fiscal fourth-quarter sales.

The PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI) ETF was adding 3.1% to $15.85, the iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor ( IGW) ETF was up 2.7% to $55.13, and the Semiconductor HOLDRs ( SMH) was rising 2.6% to $31.35.

A rally in the Treasury market pushed the 10-year note below the 5.00% mark following the government's report on second-quarter gross domestic product, aiding the rate-sensitive financial sector.

The streetTRACKS KBW Capital Markets ( KCE) rose $1.38, or 2.5%, to $57, and the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services ETF jumped $2.66, or 2.2%, to $121.38. The Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) climbed 66 cents, or 2%, to $33.21.

ETFs related to oil services fell, stung by a sharp drop in the price of crude and Chevron's ( CVX) shortfall. The Oil Service HOLDRs ( OIH) fell $1.11, or 0.8%, to $141.45, and the PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ( PXJ) ETF was trading down 7 cents, or 0.4%, to $19.80.

The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index ( IEO) bucked the trend and rose 34 cents, or 0.7%, to $50.48.

The Pharmaceutical HOLDRs ( PPH) rose 1.2% to $75.49 thanks to a gain of 2.5% in component Bristol-Myers Squibb ( BMY).

Meanwhile, the iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare Provider ( IHF) ETF was pressured by Aetna ( AET) for a second-straight session following its lukewarm enrollment forecast. The ETF was down 82 cents, or 1.6%, to $50.10.

Elsewhere, the Retail HOLDRs ( RTH) was recently gaining $1.04, or 1.2%, to $90.38, and the iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Sector Index ( ICF) rose $1.16, or 1.3%, to $87.63.