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 Friday, as gains in the Financials , Public Utilities and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA: NATU3 ), which rose 8.81% or 2.90 points to trade at 35.80 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ) added 5.16% or 1.16 points to end at 23.64 and Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA: CPLE6 ) was up 4.04% or 1.09 points to 28.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ), which lost 4.61% or 0.50 points to trade at 10.35 in late trade. Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ) declined 4.45% or 1.56 points to end at 33.46 and Vale SA (SA: VALE3 ) shed 4.16% or 2.37 points to 54.65.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 219 to 206 and 45 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 39.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.33% or 16.30 to $1209.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.43% or 0.87 to hit $59.80 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract fell 2.23% or 2.60 to trade at $114.05 .

USD/BRL was down 0.70% to 3.7340, while EUR/BRL fell 0.95% to 4.2333.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 96.73.

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