Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.37%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.37% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , S&P Lima Juniors and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.37% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Buenaventura (LM: BVN ), which rose 4.84% or 0.600 points to trade at 13.000 at the close. Cerro Verde (LM: CVE ) added 2.00% or 0.400 points to end at 20.400 and Alicorp (LM: ALI ) was up 0.67% or 0.050 points to 7.500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which lost 7.36% or 0.310 points to trade at 3.900 in late trade. Relapasa (LM: REL ) declined 3.75% or 0.009 points to end at 0.231 and Casa Grande (LM: CSG ) shed 2.46% or 0.180 points to 7.150.

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

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 4.02% or 2.17 to $51.82 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 4.03% or 2.30 to hit $54.80 a barrel, while the February Gold contract rose 0.72% or 8.45 to trade at $1181.85 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.15% to 3.3825, while EUR/PEN rose 0.30% to 3.5762.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.24% at 101.92.

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