Mexico Stocks: Cemex, Corp. Geo, Industrias Penoles Shares Gain

The following companies are having unusual price changes in Mexico trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of 9:33 a.m. in Mexico City.

The IPC index (MEXBOL) surged 4 percent to 35,942.77.

Mexican stocks soared, snapping a four-day slide and following U.S. equities higher as euro-area leaders were said to boost efforts to end the debt crisis.

German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are discussing an agreement under which member states will commit to tighter budget discipline without waiting for treaty changes. The newspaper did not say where it got the information.

Cemex SAB (CEMEXCPO) , the largest cement maker in the Americas, soared 16 percent to 5.81 pesos. Corp. Geo SAB (GEOB) , Mexico’s second-largest homebuilder, rose 4.9 percent to 14.85 pesos.

Industrias Penoles SAB (PE&OLES* MM), Mexico’s largest silver producer, gained 5.6 percent to 592.97 pesos. Silver futures for March delivery rose as much as 4 percent to $32.335 an ounce.

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