Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.03%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.03% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Services , Electricity and Banking & Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Backus Johnsto (LM: BKJi ), which rose 3.89% or 0.700 points to trade at 18.700 at the close. Enel Distribucion Peru SAA (LM: ENE ) added 2.80% or 0.150 points to end at 5.500 and Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) was up 1.45% or 0.50 points to 35.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sider (LM: SID ), which lost 3.13% or 0.012 points to trade at 0.371 in late trade. Unacem (LM: CEL ) declined 1.60% or 0.040 points to end at 2.460 and Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) shed 1.18% or 0.010 points to 0.840.

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

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.69% or 0.35 to $51.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $53.74 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.53% or 6.68 to trade at $1260.28 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2765, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.6762.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.88.

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