Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.12%

Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.12%  | Aug 05, 2016 21:35

Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.12% – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate, Industrials and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.12% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SA:CSAN3), which rose 4.90% or 1.58 points to trade at 33.83 at the close. Metalurgica Gerdau SA (SA:GOAU4) added 4.08% or 0.120 points to end at 3.060 and Gerdau SA (SA:GGBR4) was up 3.88% or 0.32 points to 8.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (SA:CMIG4), which lost 3.31% or 0.32 points to trade at 9.35 in late trade. Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA:SUZB5) declined 3.16% or 0.30 points to end at 9.18 and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (SA:PETR4) shed 3.00% or 0.36 points to 11.65.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 168 to 146 and 17 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.90% to 33.00.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 1.80% or 24.65 to $1342.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.14% or 0.06 to hit $41.99 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract rose 0.25% or 0.35 to trade at $142.23 .

USD/BRL was down 0.86% to 3.1659, while EUR/BRL fell 1.23% to 3.5104.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.45% at 96.18.

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