Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.46%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumption , Real Estate and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were BB Seguridade Participacoes SA (SA: BBSE3 ), which rose 3.00% or 0.86 points to trade at 29.51 at the close. TAESA UNT N2 (SA: TAEE11 ) added 2.81% or 0.57 points to end at 20.88 and Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ) was up 2.12% or 0.69 points to 33.19 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ), which lost 4.53% or 0.65 points to trade at 13.70 in late trade. Estacio Participacoes SA (SA: ESTC3 ) declined 3.50% or 1.31 points to end at 36.16 and Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) shed 2.74% or 0.60 points to 21.31.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 289 to 146 and 39 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 3.88% to 32.42 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.50% or 19.90 to $1347.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.60% or 1.67 to hit $65.97 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 1.38% or 1.64 to trade at $117.33 .

USD/BRL was down 0.02% to 3.3141, while EUR/BRL rose 0.45% to 4.0958.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 89.08.

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