Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.05%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.05% – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate , Consumption and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ), which rose 21.79% or 5.10 points to trade at 28.50 at the close. Estacio Participacoes SA (SA: ESTC3 ) added 8.98% or 3.00 points to end at 36.40 and Lojas Americanas SA (SA: LAME4 ) was up 2.96% or 0.51 points to 17.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Qualicorp SA (SA: QUAL3 ), which lost 11.68% or 2.91 points to trade at 22.00 in late trade. Fibria Celulose SA (SA: FIBR3 ) declined 10.22% or 7.31 points to end at 64.25 and BR Malls Participacoes SA (SA: BRML3 ) shed 2.77% or 0.32 points to 11.23.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 206 to 201 and 27 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 11.02% to 25.52 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.33% or 4.30 to $1313.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.72% or 1.05 to hit $62.24 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 0.54% or 0.64 to trade at $118.28 .

USD/BRL was down 0.26% to 3.2774, while EUR/BRL fell 0.46% to 4.0250.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.20.

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