Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.41%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumption , Real Estate and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA: NATU3 ), which rose 6.11% or 1.38 points to trade at 23.97 at the close. JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ) added 5.76% or 0.43 points to end at 7.90 and Cia de Saneamento Basico do Estado (SA: SBSP3 ) was up 2.74% or 0.94 points to 35.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA: CPLE6 ), which lost 2.24% or 0.60 points to trade at 26.20 in late trade. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ) declined 2.14% or 0.36 points to end at 16.43 and CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ) shed 1.86% or 0.16 points to 8.44.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 226 to 137 and 42 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 2.80% to 25.33 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.81% or 10.12 to $1259.52 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.84% or 0.41 to hit $49.16 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract rose 0.80% or 1.08 to trade at $135.55 .

USD/BRL was up 0.39% to 3.1509, while EUR/BRL fell 0.10% to 3.6796.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 93.77.

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