Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.47%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.47% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , Services and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.47% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Edegel (LM: EDE ), which rose 4.76% or 0.150 points to trade at 3.300 at the close. Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) added 4.35% or 1.10 points to end at 26.40 and Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) was up 2.86% or 0.150 points to 5.400 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atacocha (LM: ATB ), which lost 5.71% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.330 in late trade. Casa Grande (LM: CSG ) declined 3.65% or 0.250 points to end at 6.600 and Alicorp (LM: ALI ) shed 3.08% or 0.240 points to 7.560.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 13 to 12 and 8 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 4.18% or 1.65 to $41.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.07% or 0.03 to hit $43.47 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.60% or 8.30 to trade at $1364.30 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.3480, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.7495.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.49% at 95.49.

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