Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.55%

Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.55%  | Nov 28, 2018 20:35

Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.55% – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials, Basic Materials and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 1.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Lojas Americanas SA (SA:LAME4), which rose 6.44% or 1.19 points to trade at 19.68 at the close. Cielo SA (SA:CIEL3) added 6.05% or 0.52 points to end at 9.12 and Qualicorp SA (SA:QUAL3) was up 4.88% or 0.65 points to 13.97 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Klabin Unt (SA:KLBN11), which lost 1.45% or 0.25 points to trade at 17.05 in late trade. Petroleo Brasileiro SA (SA:PETR3) declined 1.25% or 0.35 points to end at 27.67 and EcoRodovias SA (SA:ECOR3) shed 1.00% or 0.09 points to 8.91.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 267 to 152 and 34 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 2.54% to 36.46 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.63% or 7.70 to $1227.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.29% or 1.18 to hit $50.38 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 0.44% or 0.50 to trade at $113.80 .

USD/BRL was down 0.61% to 3.8512, while EUR/BRL rose 0.06% to 4.3794.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.57% at 96.722.

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