Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.53%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.53%
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 rose 0.53% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ), which rose 9.39% or 0.62 points to trade at 7.22 at the close. RUMO Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA (SA: RAIL3 ) added 4.30% or 0.39 points to end at 9.45 and Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA: RENT3 ) was up 3.99% or 1.90 points to 49.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vale SA (SA: VALE3 ), which lost 2.41% or 0.72 points to trade at 29.18 in late trade. Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ) declined 2.40% or 0.19 points to end at 7.73 and Vale SA Pref (SA: VALE5 ) shed 2.35% or 0.66 points to 27.42.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 211 to 148 and 32 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 6.06% to 26.98 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.13% or 1.60 to $1217.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.25% or 0.57 to hit $46.06 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract rose 2.74% or 3.50 to trade at $131.17 .

USD/BRL was down 0.00% to 3.2077, while EUR/BRL fell 0.11% to 3.6567.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 95.55.

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