Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.07%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.07%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Real Estate , Financials and Public Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cyrela Brazil Realty SA (SA: CYRE3 ), which rose 4.57% or 0.53 points to trade at 12.12 at the close. MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA (SA: MRVE3 ) added 3.86% or 0.51 points to end at 13.72 and Smiles Fidelidade SA (SA: SMLS3 ) was up 3.52% or 1.80 points to 53.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vale SA (SA: VALE3 ), which lost 3.15% or 1.73 points to trade at 53.11 in late trade. Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ) declined 2.92% or 0.95 points to end at 31.63 and Ultrapar Participacoes SA (SA: UGPA3 ) shed 2.34% or 0.95 points to 39.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 210 to 200 and 25 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 1.68% to 31.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.69% or 8.40 to $1215.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.34% or 0.92 to hit $67.84 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract fell 1.72% or 1.89 to trade at $108.03 .

USD/BRL was up 0.07% to 3.7587, while EUR/BRL fell 0.23% to 4.3824.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 94.46.

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