NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- New Gold ( NGD), Endeavour Silver ( EXK) and Patriot Coal ( PCX) are among a few mining stocks that outperformed the S&P 500 Metals and Mining Index last week gaining 5% to 10% vs. 3% increase registered by the index.

Most of the these stocks ended the week in green and a few of them are poised for further gains in the upcoming weeks, based on analysts' consensus estimates, company fundamentals and the performance of the underlying metals.

Among the laggards were Gold Reserve ( GRZ), Solitario Exploration & Royalty ( XPL) and Mechel ( MTL) which declined 3.8%, 3.4% and 2.5%, respectively.

Starting on the next page, we look at five metal and mining stocks, which have been ranked in terms of one-week returns, highest to least.

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