BUZZ-Gold hits near 4-month high, stocks shine

Mon Feb 8, 2016 10:57am EST
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** U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners up after gold hits highest in nearly 4 months as ailing stock markets, global growth worries and softer dollar prompt investors to seek safety in hard assets

** Spot gold hits peak of $1,182.60 per ounce, its strongest since Oct. 16; it was up 0.5 pct at $1,178.76 at 1326 GMT

** Yamana Gold up 13.6 pct, Kinross Gold Corp up 8.6 pct, GoldCorp Inc up 7.4 pct, Eldorado Gold Corp up 1.7 pct, Barrick Gold Corp up 1.8 pct, Newmont Mining Corp up 2 pct, Seabridge Gold Inc up 5 pct

** Silver up 0.3 pct at $15.01 per ounce

** First Majestic Silver Corp up 7.8 pct, Endeavour Silver Corp up 11.9 pct, Silver Standard Resources Inc up 4.7 pct, Silver Wheaton Corp up 4.8 pct