Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.32%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.32% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Mining and Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 1.32% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Cerro Verde (LM: CVE ), which rose 8.77% or 2.500 points to trade at 31.000 at the close. Milpo (LM: MIL ) added 7.21% or 0.360 points to end at 5.350 and Minsur (LM: MINi ) was up 6.55% or 0.110 points to 1.790 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Candente Copper (LM: DNT ), which lost 16.00% or 0.0120 points to trade at 0.0630 in late trade. Andino Investment Holding SAA (LM: AIH ) declined 3.39% or 0.100 points to end at 2.850 and PPX Mining Corp (LM: PPX ) 2.78% or 0.00 points to 0.07.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 21 to 7 and 9 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.65% or 0.43 to $66.65 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $71.67 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.20 to trade at $1350.50 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.09% to 3.2215, while EUR/PEN fell 0.26% to 3.9819.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 89.22.

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