Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.48%

Jul 31, 2018

Peru stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining, Electricity and Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.48% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Austral Group SAA (LM:AUG), which rose 15.04% or 0.170 points to trade at 1.300 at the close. Meanwhile, Milpo (LM:MIL) added 6.97% or 0.320 points to end at 4.910 and Minsur (LM:MINi) was up 4.46% or 0.070 points to 1.640 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Panoro (LM:PML), which fell 6.67% or 0.014 points to trade at 0.196 at the close. Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM:BRO) unchanged 0.00% or 0.000 points to end at 7.500 and Relapasa (LM:REL) was down 5.00% or 0.010 points to 0.190.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lima Stock Exchange by 18 to 13 and 9 ended unchanged.

Shares in Relapasa (LM:REL) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.00% or 0.010 to 0.190.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 2.47% or 1.73 to $68.40 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.14% or 0.10 to hit $74.16 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 1.80 to trade at $1223.10 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.13% to 3.2710, while EUR/PEN rose 0.06% to 3.8300.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 94.33.