Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.69%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.69% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Non-Metal Minerals and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.69% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which rose 5.63% or 0.120 points to trade at 2.250 at the close. Enel Distribucion Peru SAA (LM: ENE ) added 4.36% or 0.230 points to end at 5.500 and Cerro Verde (LM: CVE ) was up 2.92% or 0.650 points to 22.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Austral Group SAA (LM: AUG ), which lost 3.33% or 0.050 points to trade at 1.450 in late trade. Sider (LM: SID ) declined 2.70% or 0.010 points to end at 0.360 and Edegel (LM: EDE ) shed 1.22% or 0.030 points to 2.420.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 14 to 9 and 14 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 1.04% or 0.49 to $47.82 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $50.74 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.21 to trade at $1225.11 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2838, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.5686.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 99.53.

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