Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.25%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.25% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Mining and Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.25% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ), which rose 4.90% or 0.490 points to trade at 10.490 at the close. Sider (LM: SID ) added 3.57% or 0.020 points to end at 0.580 and Trevali Mining (LM: TV ) was up 3.16% or 0.030 points to 0.980 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which lost 6.25% or 0.150 points to trade at 2.250 in late trade. Minsur (LM: MINi ) declined 5.03% or 0.090 points to end at 1.700 and Cerro Verde (LM: CVE ) shed 3.87% or 1.200 points to 29.800.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 22 to 8 and 14 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 3.40% or 2.26 to $68.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $73.81 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 2.90 to trade at $1352.40 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.14% to 3.2170, while EUR/PEN rose 0.01% to 3.9822.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 89.35.

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