Mexico Stocks: Alfa, Geo, Grupo Mexico, Industrias Penoles Gain

The following companies are having unusual price changes in Mexico trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of 12:01 p.m. local time.

The IPC index (MEXBOL) rose 0.5 percent to 37,503.34.

Mexican stocks followed U.S. equities higher after data showed manufacturing in the U.S., Mexico’s largest trading partner, grew in December at the fastest pace in six months.

Corp. Geo SAB (GEOB) , Mexico’s second-largest homebuilder, rose 2.7 percent to 18.06 pesos. Urbi Desarrollos Urbanos SAB (URBI*) , Mexico’s third-largest homebuilder, gained 2.8 percent to 16.58 pesos. Alfa SAB (ALFAA) , the world’s largest producer of aluminum engine heads, advanced 2.3 percent to 158 pesos.

Grupo Mexico SAB (GMEXICOB) , the country’s largest mining company, gained 1.9 percent to 37.53 pesos. Copper futures for March delivery rose as much as 3 percent in New York.

Industrias Penoles SAB (PE&OLES*) (PE&OLES* MM), Mexico’s largest silver producer, gained 1 percent to 618 pesos. Silver futures for March delivery rose as much as 6.5 percent to $29.73 an ounce on the Comex.

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