Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.36%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Real Estate and Electric Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 1.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Raia Drogasil SA (SA: RADL3 ), which rose 4.89% or 3.30 points to trade at 70.80 at the close. Banco do Brasil SA (SA: BBAS3 ) added 4.15% or 1.15 points to end at 28.86 and Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA: NATU3 ) was up 3.69% or 1.20 points to 33.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ), which lost 6.09% or 0.50 points to trade at 7.71 in late trade. Klabin Unt (SA: KLBN11 ) declined 2.01% or 0.35 points to end at 17.10 and Embraer SA (SA: EMBR3 ) shed 1.67% or 0.28 points to 16.48.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 252 to 111 and 31 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 4.45% to 40.60.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.81% or 10.23 to $1266.63 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.76% or 0.86 to hit $49.76 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract rose 1.35% or 1.75 to trade at $131.22 .

USD/BRL was down 0.29% to 3.2658, while EUR/BRL fell 0.57% to 3.6490.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 97.35.

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