Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.68%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.68% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Non-Metal Minerals , Industrials and Electricity sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General lost 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Panoro (LM: PML ), which rose 9.60% or 0.012 points to trade at 0.137 at the close. Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) added 3.66% or 0.030 points to end at 0.850 and Backus Johnsto (LM: BKJi ) was up 1.79% or 0.300 points to 17.050 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which lost 12.50% or 0.300 points to trade at 2.100 in late trade. Minera Irl (LM: IRL ) declined 7.62% or 0.01 points to end at 0.10 and Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM: ARE ) shed 4.41% or 0.030 points to 0.650.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 20 to 5 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 1.25% or 0.61 to $48.24 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $51.32 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.55% or 6.82 to trade at $1236.82 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2555, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.6060.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.72% at 98.10.

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