Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.28% – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the lost 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the were Enel Distribucion Peru SAA (LM:), which rose 3.23% or 0.190 points to trade at 6.070 at the close. Meanwhile, Buenaventura (LM:) added 2.02% or 0.210 points to end at 10.610 and Trevali Mining (LM:) was up 1.18% or 0.010 points to 0.860 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Grana Y Monter (LM:), which fell 2.51% or 0.130 points to trade at 5.050 at the close. Atacocha (LM:) declined 2.19% or 0.009 points to end at 0.401 and Southern Copper Corp (LM:) was down 1.85% or 0.60 points to 31.86.

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

Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.29% or 0.15 to $52.64 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.62% or 0.34 to hit $54.80 a barrel, while the February Gold contract fell 0.23% or 2.55 to trade at $1130.65 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.03% to 3.3925, while EUR/PEN rose 0.38% to 3.5541.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.03% at 103.07.