Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.35%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Real Estate and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 1.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were EcoRodovias SA (SA: ECOR3 ), which rose 4.52% or 0.32 points to trade at 7.40 at the close. Lojas Americanas SA (SA: LAME4 ) added 4.78% or 0.76 points to end at 16.67 and JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ) was up 4.26% or 0.38 points to 9.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ), which lost 3.01% or 0.42 points to trade at 13.55 in late trade. Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA Pref (SA: GOLL4 ) declined 2.16% or 0.23 points to end at 10.42 and Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA: NATU3 ) shed 1.91% or 0.59 points to 30.27.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 278 to 132 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 1.76% to 34.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.26% or 3.20 to $1254.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.24% or 0.91 to hit $74.36 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract fell 0.79% or 0.91 to trade at $114.97 .

USD/BRL was up 0.39% to 3.8759, while EUR/BRL rose 1.36% to 4.5283.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.81% at 94.23.

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