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

Published 2018/11/22, 22:35
© Reuters.  Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.24%

Investing.com – 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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