Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.24%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Public Utilities and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were BRF SA (SA: BRFS3 ), which rose 6.38% or 1.35 points to trade at 22.50 at the close. CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ) added 5.44% or 0.63 points to end at 12.22 and Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA Pref (SA: GOLL4 ) was up 5.04% or 1.06 points to 22.08 in late trade.

Biggest losers included EDP - Energias do Brasil SA (SA: ENBR3 ), which lost 2.17% or 0.30 points to trade at 13.50 in late trade. Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ) declined 2.04% or 0.69 points to end at 33.06 and WEG SA (SA: WEGE3 ) shed 1.89% or 0.34 points to 17.62.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 210 to 180 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 6.15% to 37.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.01% or 0.10 to $1227.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.41% or 0.77 to hit $53.86 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 0.87% or 1.00 to trade at $113.90 .

USD/BRL was up 0.18% to 3.8044, while EUR/BRL rose 0.38% to 4.3392.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 96.400.

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