Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.43%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Consumption sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 1.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were B2W Cia Digital (SA: BTOW3 ), which rose 3.38% or 1.22 points to trade at 37.30 at the close. Smiles Fidelidade SA (SA: SMLS3 ) added 2.52% or 0.99 points to end at 40.35 and Hypermarcas SA (SA: HYPE3 ) was up 2.26% or 0.69 points to 31.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vale SA (SA: VALE3 ), which lost 6.83% or 3.69 points to trade at 50.35 in late trade. Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ) declined 5.72% or 1.89 points to end at 31.17 and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ) shed 4.86% or 0.44 points to 8.62.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 255 to 176 and 35 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.58% to 37.82.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.37% or 4.60 to $1223.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 7.71% or 4.21 to hit $50.42 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 3.09% or 3.55 to trade at $111.35 .

USD/BRL was up 0.63% to 3.8285, while EUR/BRL fell 0.03% to 4.3376.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 96.847.

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