Gold Fields ( GFI) rose 4.3% after the company reported its results for the six months ended December 31, 2010. Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF) was up 3.8% after analysts at Citigroup raised the stock's target price to $118 from the earlier $108. Meanwhile, the company is keen to shift its focus to the Asian markets from the currently focused North American markets.

Among others, New Gold ( NGD), Allegheny Technologies ( ATI), Vale ( VALE) and U.S. Gold ( UXG) gained 3.6%, 3.5%, 3.4%, and 3.2% during the past week, respectively.

Heading the losers' list, Alliance Holdings ( AHGP) shed 7.6%. Metalline Mining and Mines Management followed, eroding 5.3% and 5.1% in value. Kinross Gold ( KGC) slipped 4.4%. The company said last week that it intends to double its revolving credit facility from $600 million to $1.2 billion with an expiry date of March 2015.

Consol Energy dropped 4.2% at close past week after research analysts at Gabelli initiated coverage on the stock with a buy rating.

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