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Peru Stocks: Austral, Minera IRL, Minsur, Pomalca, Relapasa

February 20, 2012

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The following companies are having unusual price changes in Peru trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices are as of 12:04 p.m. Lima time.

The Lima General Index rose for a fourth session, gaining 0.3 percent to 22,534.10. The MSCI All Peru Capped Index climbed 0.2 percent to 2,840.32.

Mining and industrial stocks gained on investor optimism that European leaders will avoid a Greek default, said Daniel Romero, an analyst at Lima-based investment fund NC&F Inversiones SA.

Austral Group SA (AUSTRAC1 PE), a unit of Austevoll Seafood ASA, rose 3.4 percent to 30 centimos. Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca SA (POMALCC1 PE), a sugar producer, advanced for a third session, adding 3.3 percent to 63 centimos. Minsur SA (MINSURI1 PE), the world’s fourth-largest tin producer, gained 1.7 percent to 3.05 soles. Refineria la Pampilla SA (RELAPAC1 PE), a unit of Repsol YPF SA, climbed 1 percent to 1.01 soles. Minera IRL Ltd. (MIRL PE), a U.K. minerals explorer with a gold mine in Peru, rose 0.8 percent to $1.18.

--Editors: Richard Richtmyer, Brendan Walsh

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Emery in Lima at aemery1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Papadopoulos at papadopoulos@bloomberg.net


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