Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.74%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.74% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking & Financials , Food & Beverages and Non-Metal Minerals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.74% to hit a new 3-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ), which rose 6.79% or 0.011 points to trade at 0.173 at the close. Alicorp (LM: ALI ) added 2.77% or 0.300 points to end at 11.150 and Trevali Mining (LM: TV ) was up 2.44% or 0.030 points to 1.260 in late trade.

Biggest losers included PPX Mining Corp (LM: PPX ), which unchanged 4.23% or 0.00 points to trade at 0.07 in late trade. Compania Minera Milpo SAA Class I (LM: MILi ) declined 1.47% or 0.050 points to end at 3.350 and Atacocha (LM: ATB ) shed 1.41% or 0.010 points to 0.700.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 15 to 15 and 10 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.77% or 0.48 to $61.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.56% or 0.38 to hit $67.69 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1321.40 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.22% to 3.2113, while EUR/PEN rose 0.02% to 3.8663.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 91.73.

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