Here are the five best performing gold stocks Thursday, taken from companies with a market capitalization of $4 billion or more.

1. New Gold Inc., up 4.98 percent

2. Goldcorp Inc., up 3.88 percent

3. Yamana Gold Inc., up 3.35 percent

4. IAMGOLD Corp., up 3.23 percent

5. Barrick Gold Corp., up 3.13 percent