Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.72%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.72% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Banking & Financials , Services and Electricity sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General lost 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ), which rose 9.55% or 0.750 points to trade at 8.600 at the close. Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ) added 1.82% or 0.003 points to end at 0.168 and Alicorp (LM: ALI ) was up 1.70% or 0.130 points to 7.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atacocha (LM: ATB ), which lost 9.76% or 0.040 points to trade at 0.370 in late trade. Relapasa (LM: REL ) declined 7.55% or 0.020 points to end at 0.245 and Panoro (LM: PML ) shed 6.04% or 0.009 points to 0.140.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 16 to 12 and 7 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.06% or 0.03 to $52.96 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.23% or 0.13 to hit $55.72 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 4.05 to trade at $1229.85 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.29% to 3.2700, while EUR/PEN fell 0.12% to 3.4579.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 101.22.

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