Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.33% – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Food&Beverages, Banking&Financials and Mining sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.33%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Alicorp (LM:ALI), which rose 2.61% or 0.260 points to trade at 10.210 at the close. Meanwhile, Buenaventura (LM:BVN) added 2.36% or 0.320 points to end at 13.870 and Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM:BRO) was up 1.73% or 0.200 points to 11.750 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Austral Group SAA (LM:AUG), which fell 12.73% or 0.210 points to trade at 1.440 at the close. Atacocha (LM:ATB) declined 8.47% or 0.050 points to end at 0.540 and Relapasa (LM:REL) was down 4.59% or 0.014 points to 0.291.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lima Stock Exchange by 14 to 10 and 15 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.55% or 0.31 to $56.40 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.88% or 0.55 to hit $62.17 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 1.47% or 19.02 to trade at $1277.48 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.08% to 3.2415, while EUR/PEN fell 0.56% to 3.8074.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 93.99.