NEW YORK ( Karvy Global) -- North American Palladium (PAL), Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) and Stillwater Mining (SWC) headed the gainers' list last week, while Great Northern Iron Ore Properties (GNI), Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) and Mag Silver (MVG) were the top losers last week.
North American Palladium surged around 18.9% last week, hitting 52-week highs on Friday. Meanwhile, Stillwater Mining gained around 8.8%. Both stocks benefited from the rally in platinum and palladium, spot prices of which rose 4.6% and 3.7% during the week, respectively.
Cliffs Natural Resources touched 52-week highs, advancing around 9.2%. Cliffs acquired Canada-based Thompson Iron Mines for C$4.9 billion, in an all-cash deal last week.
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