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 fell for the fifth straight session, losing 0.9 percent to 22,496.64. The MSCI All Peru Capped Index slid 0.6 percent to 2,840.17.
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 (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 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 PE), a Canadian copper and gold exploration company, dropped 7.1 percent to 13 cents. Southern Copper Corp. (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 PE), a Canadian exploration company, declined 3.5 percent to $1.09. Cia. Minera Atacocha SA (ATACOBC1 PE), the Lima-based zinc mining company, fell 2.3 percent to 86 centimos.