Latin American Stocks Mostly Lower as Energy, Mining Stocks Retreat


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The Latin American markets are mostly lower today as energy stocks, and to a lesser degree, shares of mining companies, are falling. Financial stocks also are trending lower.

Here's where the regional markets stand today:

- Ibovespa down 234.6 (-0.4%) to 58,987.

- IPC (Mexico City) down 104.8 (-0.25%) to 41,094.5.

- Santiago Index IPSA up 9.04 (+0.21%) to 4,254.43.

- Merval Buenos Aires down 14.63 (-0.6%) to 2,450.11.

In ADR news, Petrobras Argentina SA ( PZE ) is down 4.7%, posting one of the largest declines among Latin American stocks listed in the U.S. markets and the state-owned petroleum company completing a 2-for-1 stock split prior to today's market open. Separately today, PZE shares were upgraded to Hold from Sell at TheStreet Raings, citing rising net income and largely solid financial position.

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