Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.99%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.99%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate , Consumption and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ), which rose 5.84% or 0.53 points to trade at 9.61 at the close. Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) added 4.97% or 0.95 points to end at 20.05 and Smiles ON (SA: SMLE3 ) was up 4.60% or 3.54 points to 80.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB5 ), which lost 2.45% or 0.46 points to trade at 18.31 in late trade. Tim Participacoes SA (SA: TIMP3 ) declined 1.20% or 0.14 points to end at 11.55 and CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ) shed 0.87% or 0.07 points to 7.98.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 239 to 124 and 46 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 3.92% to 30.63.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.42% or 5.47 to $1283.23 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $51.59 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract fell 0.19% or 0.25 to trade at $128.22 .

USD/BRL was down 0.49% to 3.1667, while EUR/BRL fell 0.19% to 3.7436.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 92.90.

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