Asur, BR Malls, Grupo Aeroportuario, Petrobras, Vale: Latin Equity Preview

The following companies may have unusual price changes today in Latin American trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices reflect the previous close.

The MSCI Latin America Index rose 0.3 percent to 4,238.68. In Brazil, preferred shares usually are the most-traded class of stock.

Brazil

BR Malls Participacoes SA (BRML3 BZ): The Brazilian commercial real estate administrator approved a two-for-one stock split, according to a regulatory filing. The shares fell 2.2 percent to 27.75 reais.

Metalurgica Gerdau SA (GOAU4 BZ): The steel manufacturer said funds operated by JPMorgan Chase & Co. hold 6.87 percent of the company’s common shares and 11.57 percent of its preferred stock, according to a regulatory filing. The shares fell 2.2 percent to 28.16 reais.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4 BZ): The state-controlled oil company raised 120.4 billion reais ($70 billion) from the Brazilian government and other investors in the world’s largest share sale. Petrobras priced its Brazilian common shares at 29.65 reais each, according to a regulatory filing from the company today. The company’s preferred shares are being priced at 26.30 reais each. The stock rose 3.2 percent to 26.80 reais.

Vale SA (VALE3 BZ): The world’s largest iron-ore producer said it approved a buyback of up to $2 billion of shares as well as listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to a regulatory filing. The shares rose less than 0.1 percent to 49.14 reais.

Colombia

Banco Santander Colombia SA (SANTAN CB): Banco Santander SA’s Colombia unit sold 140 billion pesos ($77.3 million) of bonds in the domestic market to yield 4.45 percent above inflation, the stock exchange said in a statement. The shares gained 0.5 percent to 1,900 pesos.

Mexico

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB (ASURB MM): A tropical depression in the Caribbean off the coast of Nicaragua developed into Tropical Storm Matthew and may become a hurricane by next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Asur, as the operator of airports in southern Mexico is known, declined 2.5 percent to 58.86 pesos.

To contact the reporters on this story: Nathan Gill in Quito at ngill4@bloomberg.net

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