* Bullion hit lowest level since May 9 on Friday

* Platinum up 3%

* PCE index due on Friday

May 27 (Reuters) - Gold prices ticked up on Monday, as investors assessed diminishing bets of U.S. interest rate cuts ahead of a key inflation report due later in the week.

Spot gold was up 0.5% to $2,344.46 per ounce as of 0936 GMT. U.S. gold futures also climbed 0.5% to $2,345.60.

Bullion hit a record high of $2,449.89 last week, but has shed more than $100 since then.

"Gold has suffered from more hawkish perceived comments from Fed officials and better-than-expected U.S. economic data, with market participants shifting again back the timing of the first Fed rate cut," UBS analyst Giovanni Staunovo said.

Federal Reserve officials indicated that it would likely take longer than anticipated for inflation to fall to 2%, the minutes of its latest policy meeting showed last week.

Fed Governor Christopher Waller said on Friday it's possible that a key underlying interest rate that influences the potency of monetary policy may rise in the future after years of declines, but it's too soon to say if that will happen.

While gold is often considered a safeguard against inflation, higher rates increase the opportunity cost of holding the non-yielding asset.

Investors are now waiting for the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index, the U.S. central bank's preferred inflation gauge, which is due on Friday.

Traders are currently pricing in a roughly 61% chance that the Fed will cut rates in November, according to the CME FedWatch tool, compared to about a 63% chance on Friday.

"We expect gold prices to stay volatile, and price setbacks to be shallow, targeting gold prices to test new record highs later this year," Staunovo added.

Spot silver rose 1.5% to $30.80. It hit an 11-year high last week.

"Silver has outperformed gold this year, and this trend is likely to continue," Staunovo said.

Platinum climbed about 3% to $1,056.60, and palladium gained around 2% to $982.69.

(Reporting by Daksh Grover in Bengaluru; Editing by Varun H K)