Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.39%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.39%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Public Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.39% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ), which rose 4.85% or 0.46 points to trade at 9.95 at the close. Gerdau SA Pref (SA: GGBR4 ) added 3.49% or 0.47 points to end at 13.95 and Fibria Celulose SA (SA: FIBR3 ) was up 3.16% or 1.50 points to 49.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ), which lost 4.44% or 0.83 points to trade at 17.88 in late trade. Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA: PCAR4 ) declined 3.06% or 2.37 points to end at 75.19 and Fleury SA (SA: FLRY3 ) shed 2.60% or 0.75 points to 28.07.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 244 to 201 and 39 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 4.72% to 29.93.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.16% or 2.10 to $1320.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.68% or 0.42 to hit $61.86 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 2.57% or 3.30 to trade at $125.08 .

USD/BRL was up 0.35% to 3.2406, while EUR/BRL fell 0.22% to 3.8764.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 92.11.

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