Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.14%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.14%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Public Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ), which rose 5.93% or 1.43 points to trade at 25.55 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ) added 5.40% or 1.11 points to end at 21.66 and Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB5 ) was up 3.78% or 0.73 points to 20.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Equatorial Energia SA (SA: EQTL3 ), which lost 2.58% or 1.63 points to trade at 61.52 in late trade. Raia Drogasil SA (SA: RADL3 ) declined 1.76% or 1.37 points to end at 76.41 and Ambev SA (SA: ABEV3 ) shed 1.37% or 0.30 points to 21.53.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 188 to 181 and 37 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.29% to 27.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.59% or 7.58 to $1282.42 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.80% or 0.41 to hit $51.70 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract fell 1.31% or 1.66 to trade at $125.17 .

USD/BRL was up 0.80% to 3.1924, while EUR/BRL rose 0.17% to 3.7608.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.61% at 93.57.

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