Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.40%

16/04/2018 21:25:00 Stock Market

Peru stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Banking&Financials, Mining and Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Grana Y Monter (LM:GRA), which rose 12.04% or 0.260 points to trade at 2.420 at the close. Meanwhile, Atacocha (LM:ATB) added 3.64% or 0.020 points to end at 0.570 and PPX Mining Corp (LM:PPX) was unchanged 2.86% or 0.00 points to 0.07 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Credicorp (LM:BAP), which fell 1.80% or 4.21 points to trade at 229.49 at the close. Southern Copper Corp (LM:SPC) declined 0.91% or 0.51 points to end at 55.62 and Volcan Minera (LM:VOL_pb) was down 0.87% or 0.010 points to 1.140.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lima Stock Exchange by 17 to 10 and 14 ended unchanged.

Shares in PPX Mining Corp (LM:PPX) unchanged to 52-week highs; unchanged 2.86% or 0.00 to 0.07.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.56% or 1.05 to $66.34 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $71.57 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.90 to trade at $1348.80 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.05% to 3.2245, while EUR/PEN rose 0.28% to 3.9924.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 89.14.