Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.51%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.51%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate , Industrials and Consumption sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Qualicorp SA (SA: QUAL3 ), which rose 5.42% or 1.26 points to trade at 24.49 at the close. Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ) added 3.63% or 1.37 points to end at 39.07 and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ) was up 3.23% or 0.69 points to 22.03 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WEG SA (SA: WEGE3 ), which lost 24.70% or 5.61 points to trade at 17.10 in late trade. Braskem SA (SA: BRKM5 ) declined 3.77% or 1.77 points to end at 45.23 and Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) shed 3.38% or 0.49 points to 14.01.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 246 to 215 and 32 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 9.41% to 30.24.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.65% or 8.60 to $1324.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.49% or 0.33 to hit $68.03 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract fell 1.20% or 1.45 to trade at $118.97 .

USD/BRL was up 0.37% to 3.4852, while EUR/BRL fell 0.11% to 4.2409.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 91.00.

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