Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.21%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Real Estate and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Viavarejo Unt (SA: VVAR11 ), which rose 4.94% or 1.48 points to trade at 31.43 at the close. EcoRodovias SA (SA: ECOR3 ) added 4.40% or 0.40 points to end at 9.49 and Qualicorp SA (SA: QUAL3 ) was up 3.91% or 0.86 points to 22.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Telefonica Brasil SA (SA: VIVT4 ), which lost 3.20% or 1.63 points to trade at 49.25 in late trade. Ambev SA (SA: ABEV3 ) declined 2.35% or 0.56 points to end at 23.29 and Banco Bradesco SA (SA: BBDC3 ) shed 2.05% or 0.68 points to 32.57.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 269 to 166 and 28 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 3.22% to 30.04.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.59% or 21.60 to $1338.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.43% or 0.29 to hit $67.11 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 0.47% or 0.56 to trade at $117.72 .

USD/BRL was up 1.24% to 3.4151, while EUR/BRL rose 0.94% to 4.2114.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 89.46.

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