The following companies had unusual price changes in Mexico trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of 4 p.m. New York time.
The IPC index rose 0.2 percent to 36,254.70.
Retailers gained as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said he is prepared to further stimulate the U.S. economy, which buys about 80 percent of Mexico’s exports.
Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB (WALMEXV MM), Latin America’s largest retailer, climbed 1.6 percent to 34.40 pesos. Grupo Elektra SA (ELEKTRA* MM), the retail and banking company controlled by billionaire Ricardo Salinas, added 2 percent to 714.81 pesos.
Industrias Penoles SAB (PE&OLES* MM), Mexico’s largest silver producer, surged 4.2 percent to 477.24 pesos. Silver futures for September delivery jumped as much as 7.6 percent to $38.34 an ounce on the Comex in New York.