Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.17%

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.17%
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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 21:25 – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrials, Non-Metal Minerals and Food&Beverages sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.17%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Aceros Arequip (LM:AREi), which rose 5.26% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.600 at the close. Meanwhile, Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM:ARE) added 5.00% or 0.030 points to end at 0.630 and Unacem (LM:CEL) was up 3.98% or 0.090 points to 2.350 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM:POM), which fell 5.33% or 0.009 points to trade at 0.160 at the close. Minera Irl (LM:IRL) declined 5.26% or 0.01 points to end at 0.11 and Atacocha (LM:ATB) was down 4.41% or 0.015 points to 0.325.

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

Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.81% or 0.40 to $48.91 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $51.69 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 3.80 to trade at $1234.00 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2460, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.4910.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 100.16.


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