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%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Public Utilities , Consumption and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were RUMO Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA (SA: RAIL3 ), which rose 3.90% or 0.51 points to trade at 13.60 at the close. Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ) added 4.08% or 1.49 points to end at 37.99 and Smiles Fidelidade SA (SA: SMLS3 ) was up 2.25% or 1.55 points to 70.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ), which lost 9.17% or 2.05 points to trade at 20.30 in late trade. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ) declined 8.17% or 2.10 points to end at 23.60 and Ambev SA (SA: ABEV3 ) shed 3.16% or 0.76 points to 23.27.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 242 to 158 and 37 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 2.33% to 31.13.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.64% or 8.50 to $1337.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 2.57% or 1.63 to hit $61.91 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 0.17% or 0.20 to trade at $117.38 .

USD/BRL was up 0.62% to 3.3663, while EUR/BRL rose 0.97% to 4.1349.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 89.79.

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