BUZZ-Gold, silver cos: Shares up on gold's renewed gains

Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:55pm EST
 
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** Shares of gold miners up after U.S. equities resumed their downward spiral, renewing the precious metal's safe-haven appeal

** Spot gold was up 1.3 percent at $1,225 an ounce at 1815 GMT

** Barrick Gold Corp rises 6 pct, Anglogold Ashanti Ltd 3 pct, Eldorado Gold Corp 5 pct, Kinross Gold Corp nearly 10 pct, Yamana Gold Inc 7.2 pct

** Silver recovered earlier losses, and was up 0.91 percent at $15.44

** Endeavour Silver Corp up 6.17 pct, First Majestic Corp up 7.51 pct