Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The following companies are having unusual price changes in Argentine trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices are as of 11:15 a.m. New York time.
The Merval Index climbed 1 percent to 3,013.87, its fourth day of gains in the past five sessions.
Aluar Aluminio Argentino SAIC (ALUA AF), which produces and sells aluminum and aluminum products for domestic use and export, rose 1.9 percent to 4.40 pesos. Aluminum gained 1.5 percent on the London Metals Exchange, breaking a two-day losing streak.
Sociedad Comercial del Plata SA (COME AF), a holding company that produces petroleum products through its subsidiaries, advanced 1.8 percent to 70 centavos. Crude oil for September delivery gained $1.09, or 1.3 percent, to $87.74 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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