Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.96%

Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.96%  | Aug 01, 2016 21:35

Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.96% – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Public Utilities, Electric Power and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA:SUZB5), which rose 3.33% or 0.33 points to trade at 10.25 at the close. Metalurgica Gerdau SA (SA:GOAU4) added 3.31% or 0.090 points to end at 2.810 and Braskem SA (SA:BRKM5) was up 2.97% or 0.55 points to 19.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Petroleo Brasileiro SA (SA:PETR3), which lost 5.85% or 0.82 points to trade at 13.19 in late trade. Petroleo Brasileiro SA (SA:PETR4) declined 5.22% or 0.62 points to end at 11.25 and Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA:NATU3) shed 5.11% or 1.70 points to 31.60.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 173 to 163 and 19 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 5.22% to 33.06.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.23% or 3.15 to $1360.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 3.73% or 1.55 to hit $40.05 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract fell 0.83% or 1.20 to trade at $143.98 .

USD/BRL was up 0.53% to 3.2694, while EUR/BRL rose 0.47% to 3.6507.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.23% at 95.75.

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