Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.65%

Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.65%  | Dec 26, 2018 20:35

Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.65% – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumption, Financials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.65% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA:MRFG3), which rose 4.12% or 0.22 points to trade at 5.56 at the close. Log Commercial Properties e Participacoes SA (SA:LOGG3) added 1.71% or 0.30 points to end at 17.80 and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (SA:PETR3) was up 1.65% or 0.40 points to 24.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Via Varejo SA (SA:VVAR3), which lost 5.70% or 0.26 points to trade at 4.30 in late trade. Kroton Educacional SA (SA:KROT3) declined 5.18% or 0.47 points to end at 8.60 and Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA:PCAR4) shed 5.01% or 4.10 points to 77.76.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 261 to 189 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 1.89% to 37.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.23% or 2.90 to $1268.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 9.62% or 4.09 to hit $46.62 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 4.16% or 4.15 to trade at $103.85 .

USD/BRL was up 0.46% to 3.9221, while EUR/BRL fell 0.04% to 4.4495.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.60% at 96.583.

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