The following companies may have unusual price changes in Latin American trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices reflect the previous close.
The MSCI Latin America Index snapped a four-day rally, declining 0.7 percent to 4,468.30.
Cia Paranaense de Energia-Copel (CPLE6 BS): The largest electricity distributor in Brazil’s southern region named Lindolfo Zimmer as chief executive officer and Ricardo Portugal Alves as chief financial officer, according to a regulatory filing. The shares fell 1.2 percent to 40.33 reais.
Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4 BS): Total November oil and gas production was 2.6 million barrels a day, of which 2.03 million barrels was in Brazil, Petrobras said in an e-mailed statement. The company on Dec. 25 started long-duration tests at the Guara area in the pre-salt region, according to a separate regulatory filing. The tests will last five months, with an estimated output of 14,000 barrels of oil a day, Petrobras said. Brazil’s state-controlled oil company gained 1.2 percent to 26.05 reais.
Vivo Participacoes SA (VIVO4 BS): Brazil’s largest mobile- telephone service operator approved the incorporation of its stock into fixed-line provider Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo SA, according to regulatory filings. Vivo fell 1.4 percent to 52.54 reais.
Cia. Cervecerias Unidas SA (CCU CC): Chile’s largest brewer agreed to pay $13.2 million for controlling stakes in apple cider bottlers Saenz Briones y Cia. SA and Sidra La Victoria SA in Argentina, the company said in an e-mailed press release. The shares fell 0.4 percent to 5,528 pesos.
Consorcio Hogar SAB (HOGARB MM): The homebuilder’s board approved an investment in the holding company of Alteq Construcciones SA, which would make both Alteq and the holding company consolidated units of Hogar, according to a statement to Mexico’s stock exchange. Hogar plunged 3.4 percent to 8.59 pesos, the biggest drop since Nov. 16.
Grupo Carso SAB (GCARSOA1 MM): The holding company controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim added a Kissimmee, Florida, property to its Mexican hotel chain as it prepares for a spinoff of its real estate unit, Mexico City-based Carso said in a filing to Mexico’s banking and securities commission. Carso dropped 1.2 percent to 80.68 pesos.
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