Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.20%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.20%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Public Utilities , Electric Power and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ), which rose 7.08% or 2.43 points to trade at 36.75 at the close. CCR SA (SA: CCRO3 ) added 6.61% or 0.97 points to end at 15.65 and Magazine Luiza SA (SA: MGLU3 ) was up 6.40% or 10.72 points to 178.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Raia Drogasil SA (SA: RADL3 ), which lost 3.09% or 2.01 points to trade at 63.10 in late trade. Banco Bradesco SA (SA: BBDC3 ) declined 2.73% or 1.08 points to end at 38.51 and MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA (SA: MRVE3 ) shed 2.55% or 0.39 points to 14.93.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 243 to 213 and 33 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 0.47% to 34.06.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.55% or 7.15 to $1310.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.29% or 1.19 to hit $53.18 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 0.39% or 0.40 to trade at $103.05 .

USD/BRL was down 1.08% to 3.7207, while EUR/BRL fell 1.01% to 4.2540.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.505.

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