Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.37%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.37%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumption , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 1.37% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA: CPLE6 ), which rose 9.40% or 2.49 points to trade at 28.99 at the close. Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA: NATU3 ) added 4.34% or 1.10 points to end at 26.45 and Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) was up 3.87% or 0.62 points to 16.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cia de Saneamento Basico do Estado (SA: SBSP3 ), which lost 2.45% or 0.81 points to trade at 32.24 in late trade. MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA (SA: MRVE3 ) declined 1.57% or 0.22 points to end at 13.78 and Hypermarcas SA (SA: HYPE3 ) shed 1.25% or 0.37 points to 29.16.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 232 to 140 and 41 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 7.10% to 25.89.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.52% or 6.74 to $1287.26 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.68% or 1.31 to hit $47.51 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract fell 2.14% or 3.00 to trade at $137.23 .

USD/BRL was up 0.12% to 3.1976, while EUR/BRL fell 0.21% to 3.7674.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 93.34.

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