Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.53%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Real Estate , Financials and Public Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 1.53% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ), which rose 7.33% or 0.74 points to trade at 10.84 at the close. Engie Brasil Energia SA (SA: EGIE3 ) added 5.42% or 2.11 points to end at 41.05 and Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ) was up 5.41% or 0.53 points to 10.32 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ambev SA (SA: ABEV3 ), which lost 2.05% or 0.36 points to trade at 17.18 in late trade. Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) declined 1.83% or 0.19 points to end at 10.21 and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ) shed 0.41% or 0.04 points to 9.72.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 267 to 153 and 35 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 1.41% to 32.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.07% or 0.95 to $1282.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.64% or 0.34 to hit $52.67 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 0.19% or 0.20 to trade at $103.55 .

USD/BRL was down 1.26% to 3.7663, while EUR/BRL fell 1.03% to 4.2874.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 95.773.

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