Peru Stocks: Atacocha, Candente, Ferreyros, Minera IRL, Rio Alto

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.

The Lima General Index gained 0.3 percent to 19,940.09. The MSCI All Peru Capped Index rose 0.1 percent to 2,572.26.

Rio Alto Mining Ltd. (RIO PE), a Canadian gold miner, rose 7.2 percent to $3.41, a four-week high, after announcing it produced 51,398 ounces of gold during its first full year of operation.

Ferreyros SA (FERREYC1 PE), the Lima-based distributor for Caterpillar Inc., climbed 1.7 percent to 2.34 soles after announcing sales jumped 40 percent to $1.4 billion last year.

Miners slumped after metals dropped in New York and London, said Eduardo Fernandini, a trader at Lima-based brokerage Kallpa Securities SAB.

Minera IRL Ltd. (MIRL PE), a U.K. minerals explorer with a gold mine in Peru, dropped 5.6 percent to $1.02. Cia. Minera Atacocha SA (ATACOBC1 PE), the Lima-based zinc mining company, fell 2.5 percent to 79 centimos. Candente Copper Corp. (DNT PE), a Canadian exploration company, declined 2 percent to 96 cents.

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