NEW YORK (AP) â¿¿ Shares of some top gold companies were up at the close of trading:

Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.47 or 1.5 percent, to $31.26.

Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose $.12 or 1.4 percent, to $8.90.

GoldCorp. rose $.76 or 2.3 percent, to $33.52.

Newmont Mining Corp. rose $.48 or 1.2 percent, to $41.44.

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