Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.02%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Public Utilities , Industrials and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.02% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were BRF SA (SA: BRFS3 ), which rose 5.25% or 1.21 points to trade at 24.25 at the close. Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ) added 3.25% or 0.36 points to end at 11.42 and CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ) was up 2.43% or 0.20 points to 8.44 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cyrela Brazil Realty SA (SA: CYRE3 ), which lost 2.41% or 0.34 points to trade at 13.78 in late trade. Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) declined 2.22% or 0.31 points to end at 13.64 and Equatorial Energia SA (SA: EQTL3 ) shed 2.05% or 1.46 points to 69.75.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 192 to 189 and 35 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.56% to 26.44 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.37% or 5.00 to $1348.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.41% or 0.28 to hit $68.19 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract fell 0.33% or 0.39 to trade at $116.58 .

USD/BRL was up 0.26% to 3.3886, while EUR/BRL rose 0.06% to 4.1855.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 89.60.

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