Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.29%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Financials , Real Estate and Electric Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 1.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA: PCAR4 ), which rose 3.28% or 2.27 points to trade at 71.44 at the close. Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) added 0.99% or 0.14 points to end at 14.24 and Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ) was up 0.86% or 0.29 points to 34.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BRF SA (SA: BRFS3 ), which lost 4.49% or 1.02 points to trade at 21.69 in late trade. Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) declined 4.10% or 0.80 points to end at 18.70 and Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA: CPLE6 ) shed 3.08% or 0.81 points to 25.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 243 to 139 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 0.37% to 30.15.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.45% or 6.00 to $1347.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.31% or 0.21 to hit $67.28 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 0.37% or 0.44 to trade at $117.28 .

USD/BRL was up 0.29% to 3.4219, while EUR/BRL rose 0.35% to 4.2210.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 89.47.

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