Semiconductor-related names were the biggest gainers among exchange-traded funds Friday, as shares of MEMC Electronic Materials ( WFR) surged 20% after the company reported a 157% jump in fourth-quarter profit from the year-ago quarter. The PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors ( PSI) ETF was recently up 2.3% to $17.52. The SPDR Semiconductor ( XSD) ETF was rising 1.5% to $49.82. The iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor ( IGW) was higher by 1.5% to $60.91. Bundled securities tracking crude oil were also the top performers of the day. The benchmark March crude oil futures contract jumped $1.19 to $55.42 a barrel. The iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil ( OIL) ETF was recently up 2.2% to $34.11. The United States Oil ( USO) ETF was recently adding 2% to $46.18. The SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ( XOP) ETF was gaining 0.6% to $37.95. On the other hand, ETFs tracking homebuilders were among the worst performers of the session. The Census Bureau said earlier that new homes were sold at a faster-than-expected annual pace in December, ending the year at 1.120 million. Analysts were expecting around 1.050 million. Last month's reading was 4.8% above November's revised rate of 1.069 million, but 11% below the December 2005 pace of 1.259 million. The SPDR Homebuilders ( XHB) ETF was losing 1.7% to $36.72. The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction ( ITB) ETF was falling 1.5% at $40.43. The Biotech HOLDRs ( BBH) ETF was falling 1.8%, as holding Amgen ( AMGN) slid nearly 5% after reporting mixed fourth-quarter earnings and disappointing drug trials. The ETF was losing $3.50 to $190.09.