Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.41%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were EcoRodovias SA (SA: ECOR3 ), which rose 4.82% or 0.58 points to trade at 12.61 at the close. CCR SA (SA: CCRO3 ) added 3.92% or 0.62 points to end at 16.45 and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ) was up 3.74% or 0.32 points to 8.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CPFL Energia SA (SA: CPFE3 ), which lost 4.62% or 0.97 points to trade at 20.02 in late trade. RUMO Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA (SA: RAIL3 ) declined 2.07% or 0.27 points to end at 12.75 and Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) shed 1.60% or 0.29 points to 17.83.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 225 to 206 and 31 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 0.33% to 33.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.62% or 7.90 to $1281.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.57% or 0.90 to hit $58.30 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 0.86% or 1.10 to trade at $129.67 .

USD/BRL was down 0.44% to 3.2584, while EUR/BRL fell 0.53% to 3.8749.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 92.84.

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