Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.28%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.28% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the S&P Lima Juniors , Services and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Inversiones Centenario SAA (LM: ICE ), which rose 12.45% or 0.610 points to trade at 5.510 at the close. Enel Distribucion Peru SAA (LM: ENE ) added 10.09% or 0.550 points to end at 6.000 and Candente Copper (LM: DNT ) was up 6.06% or 0.0040 points to 0.0700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Milpo (LM: MIL ), which lost 1.86% or 0.070 points to trade at 3.700 in late trade. Credicorp (LM: BAP ) declined 1.32% or 2.20 points to end at 164.00 and ENGIE Energia Peru SA (LM: ENGI ) shed 0.48% or 0.040 points to 8.210.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 21 to 8 and 11 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 2.56% or 1.24 to $49.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.15% or 0.08 to hit $52.51 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 2.60 to trade at $1253.00 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2425, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.4895.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 99.78.

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