The following companies had unusual price changes in Peru trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices are as of 4:10 p.m. local time.
Industrial shares and utilities dropped after U.S. stocks fell, said Javier Frisancho, a trader at Lima-based brokerage Kallpa Securities SAB.
Telefonica del Peru SAA (TELEFBC1 PE), the local unit of Telefonica SA, declined 3.9 percent to 2.48 soles after reporting a 175 million soles ($65 million) fourth-quarter loss. Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca SA (POM\C) (POMALCC1 PE), a sugar producer, dropped 3.1 percent to 63 centimos. Refineria la Pampilla SA (RELAPAC1 PE), a unit of Repsol YPF SA, slid 2.7 percent to 1.07 soles after crude declined in New York. Ferreyros SA (FERREYC1) (FERREYC1 PE), the Lima-based distributor for Caterpillar Inc., fell 1.8 percent to 2.73 soles.
Copper and zinc miners slumped after metals declined in New York and London.
Alturas Minerals Corp. (ALT) , a Canadian copper and gold exploration company, dropped 7.1 percent to 13 cents. Southern Copper Corp. (PCU\C) (SCCO PE), Peru’s biggest copper producer, fell 4.3 percent to $33.50, the biggest one-day decline in two months. Candente Copper Corp. (DNT) , a Canadian exploration company, declined 3.5 percent to $1.09. Cia. Minera Atacocha SA (CMA\B) (ATACOBC1 PE), the Lima-based zinc mining company, fell 2.3 percent to 86 centimos.
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