ADRs End Lower

By Anne Steele Features Dow Jones Newswires

International stocks trading in New York closed mostly higher on Wednesday.

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Gold-mining firms were among companies with ADRs that traded actively as gold prices showed gains amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Some investors gravitate toward gold as a haven during political uncertainty.

The BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts rose 0.1% to 140.99. The European index decreased 0.2% to 133.70. The Asian index improved 0.6% to 160.76, the Latin American index rose 0.4% to 220.30 and the emerging markets index increased 0.4% to 288.95.

ADRs of Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI, GFI.JO) rose 4.4% to $3.56. ADRs of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (AU, ANG.JO) climbed 3.9% to $9.84, and ADRs of Randgold Resources Ltd. (GOLD, RRS.LN) added 2% to close at $88.88.

Write to Anne Steele at anne.steele@wsj.com.

International stocks trading in New York closed lower on Thursday.

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BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) and Mazor Robotics Ltd. (MZOR) were among companies with ADRs that traded actively.

The BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts fell 0.7% to 140.06. The European index decreased 0.5% to 133.10. The Asian index fell 1% to 159.09, the Latin American index fell 0.9% to 218.36 and the emerging markets index declined 1.1% to 285.92.

ADRs in the miner and oil-and-gas explorer BHP Billiton rose 1.5% to $36.95 after Deutsche Bank raised its rating and target price on the company's London-listed shares by 13%.

ADRs in Mazor Robotics rose 7% to $38.28 as the company said it expects second-quarter revenue to come in ahead of analysts' estimates. The Israel-based medical device maker said Thursday it expects to report record revenue of $15.4 million, up from $8.3 million in the comparable 2016 period. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report revenue of $14.3 million.

Write to Bowdeya Tweh at bowdeya.tweh@wsj.com

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July 06, 2017 18:01 ET (22:01 GMT)