Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.31%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.31% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Banking & Financials and Non-Metal Minerals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Volcan Compania Minera SAA (LM: VOLa ), which rose 5.37% or 0.110 points to trade at 2.160 at the close. Ferreyros (LM: FER ) added 4.64% or 0.090 points to end at 2.030 and Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) was up 3.33% or 0.020 points to 0.620 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Buenaventura (LM: BVN ), which lost 3.22% or 0.400 points to trade at 12.020 in late trade. Backus Johnsto (LM: BKJi ) declined 1.29% or 0.200 points to end at 15.250 and Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) shed 0.33% or 0.12 points to 36.01.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 21 to 3 and 10 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.68% or 0.83 to $50.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $53.08 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.01% or 12.70 to trade at $1241.00 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2480, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.4708.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 100.45.

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