Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.16%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.16% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Food & Beverages , Industrials and S&P Lima Juniors sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General lost 0.16% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ), which rose 5.88% or 0.500 points to trade at 9.000 at the close. Bco Continenta (LM: CON ) added 1.67% or 0.070 points to end at 4.270 and Alicorp (LM: ALI ) was up 1.47% or 0.170 points to 11.730 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ), which lost 14.62% or 0.019 points to trade at 0.111 in late trade. Candente Copper (LM: DNT ) declined 7.94% or 0.0050 points to end at 0.0580 and Backus Johnsto (LM: BKJi ) shed 6.52% or 1.500 points to 21.500.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 21 to 8 and 11 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 5.66% or 3.71 to $69.25 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 3.78% or 2.76 to hit $75.81 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1271.10 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.31% to 3.2680, while EUR/PEN rose 0.03% to 3.8066.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 94.19.

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