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 Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Banking & Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.25% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ), which rose 2.50% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.820 at the close. Casa Grande (LM: CSG ) added 1.82% or 0.100 points to end at 5.600 and Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) was up 1.78% or 0.040 points to 2.290 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ), which lost 7.69% or 0.010 points to trade at 0.120 in late trade. Candente Copper (LM: DNT ) declined 6.67% or 0.0050 points to end at 0.0700 and Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) shed 1.67% or 0.96 points to 56.41.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 22 to 12 and 8 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.50% or 0.34 to $68.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $73.60 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.41% or 5.50 to trade at $1348.00 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.09% to 3.2199, while EUR/PEN fell 0.19% to 3.9748.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 89.64.

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