Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.19%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumption , Public Utilities and Electric Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.19% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ), which rose 9.48% or 0.96 points to trade at 11.09 at the close. Via Varejo SA (SA: VVAR3 ) added 9.48% or 0.38 points to end at 4.39 and Log Commercial Properties e Participacoes SA (SA: LOGG3 ) was up 7.70% or 1.25 points to 17.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tim Participacoes SA (SA: TIMP3 ), which lost 3.77% or 0.49 points to trade at 12.50 in late trade. Gerdau SA Pref (SA: GGBR4 ) declined 2.56% or 0.41 points to end at 15.59 and Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA: MRFG3 ) shed 1.43% or 0.08 points to 5.51.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 230 to 194 and 35 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.50% to 31.70 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.36% or 4.60 to $1287.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.50% or 0.26 to hit $52.62 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 1.28% or 1.35 to trade at $103.95 .

USD/BRL was up 0.82% to 3.7108, while EUR/BRL rose 0.46% to 4.2672.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 95.143.

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