Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.42%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.42% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Electricity , Services and Banking & Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Cerro Verde (LM: CVE ), which rose 4.58% or 1.248 points to trade at 28.500 at the close. Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) added 3.85% or 0.080 points to end at 2.160 and Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) was up 2.63% or 0.020 points to 0.780 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atacocha (LM: ATB ), which lost 3.51% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.550 in late trade. Trevali Mining (LM: TV ) declined 3.03% or 0.030 points to end at 0.960 and Edegel (LM: EDE ) shed 2.75% or 0.050 points to 1.770.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 14 to 13 and 11 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.51% or 0.34 to $67.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $72.16 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.65% or 22.50 to trade at $1337.50 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.23% to 3.2250, while EUR/PEN fell 0.54% to 3.9806.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 89.49.

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