Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.35%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.35% – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumption , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ), which rose 7.93% or 1.21 points to trade at 16.46 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ) added 7.13% or 1.26 points to end at 18.94 and CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ) was up 4.43% or 0.35 points to 8.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Viavarejo Unt (SA: VVAR11 ), which lost 3.20% or 0.64 points to trade at 19.36 in late trade. JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ) declined 3.16% or 0.29 points to end at 8.88 and Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ) shed 2.64% or 1.17 points to 43.16.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 227 to 197 and 31 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 0.29% to 34.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.34% or 4.00 to $1181.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.72% or 0.47 to hit $65.48 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract fell 0.24% or 0.25 to trade at $101.92 .

USD/BRL was down 0.11% to 3.9025, while EUR/BRL rose 0.23% to 4.4395.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.48.

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