Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.01%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumption , Electric Power and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.01% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ), which rose 5.32% or 0.32 points to trade at 6.33 at the close. Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ) added 3.54% or 0.63 points to end at 18.43 and Vale SA Pref (SA: VALE5 ) was up 3.49% or 0.84 points to 24.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Estacio Participacoes SA (SA: ESTC3 ), which lost 7.28% or 1.15 points to trade at 14.65 in late trade. Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) declined 3.54% or 0.49 points to end at 13.36 and Qualicorp SA (SA: QUAL3 ) shed 2.70% or 0.85 points to 30.60.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 204 to 161 and 37 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 2.09% to 34.25.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.30% or 3.71 to $1247.21 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.18% or 0.95 to hit $42.56 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract fell 1.86% or 2.31 to trade at $121.97 .

USD/BRL was up 0.13% to 3.3312, while EUR/BRL rose 0.41% to 3.7186.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 97.23.

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