Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.68%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.68% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking & Financials , Food & Beverages and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Atacocha (LM: ATB ), which rose 3.51% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.590 at the close. Ferreyros (LM: FER ) added 3.24% or 0.080 points to end at 2.550 and Credicorp (LM: BAP ) was up 2.38% or 4.85 points to 208.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Austral Group SAA (LM: AUG ), which lost 9.70% or 0.160 points to trade at 1.490 in late trade. Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ) declined 9.36% or 0.019 points to end at 0.184 and Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) shed 7.80% or 0.170 points to 2.010.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 14 to 10 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 2.63% or 1.45 to $56.59 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 2.20% or 1.35 to hit $62.71 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.25% or 16.01 to trade at $1294.21 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.16% to 3.2440, while EUR/PEN fell 0.02% to 3.8287.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.60.

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