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

Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.13 or .8 percent, to $16.49.

Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose $.02 or .5 percent, to $4.01.

GoldCorp. rose $.14 or .6 percent, to $22.46.

Newmont Mining Corp. rose $.21 or .9 percent, to $24.83.

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