Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.58%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.58%

Investing.com – Peru equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Mining and Banking & Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.58% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Alicorp (LM: ALI ), which rose 3.49% or 0.280 points to trade at 8.300 at the close. Atacocha (LM: ATB ) added 3.38% or 0.009 points to end at 0.275 and Relapasa (LM: REL ) was up 2.27% or 0.005 points to 0.225 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Luz Del Sur (LM: LUZ ), which lost 0.85% or 0.100 points to trade at 11.700 in late trade. ENGIE Energia Peru SA (LM: ENGI ) declined 0.61% or 0.050 points to end at 8.150 and Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ) shed 0.13% or 0.010 points to 7.590.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 14 to 4 and 7 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.78% or 0.38 to $49.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.24% or 0.63 to hit $51.60 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.78% or 9.69 to trade at $1259.09 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2433, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.7841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 93.77.

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