Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.47%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.47%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Electric Power , Real Estate and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ), which rose 5.49% or 0.63 points to trade at 12.11 at the close. Qualicorp SA (SA: QUAL3 ) added 5.42% or 0.75 points to end at 14.58 and EcoRodovias SA (SA: ECOR3 ) was up 4.38% or 0.41 points to 9.77 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Braskem SA (SA: BRKM5 ), which lost 3.15% or 1.66 points to trade at 51.00 in late trade. Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SA: CSAN3 ) declined 2.97% or 1.03 points to end at 33.65 and Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) shed 2.73% or 0.26 points to 9.27.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 232 to 159 and 37 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 3.35% to 33.90.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.34% or 4.20 to $1242.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.43% or 0.23 to hit $53.02 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 0.80% or 0.85 to trade at $106.05 .

USD/BRL was up 0.41% to 3.8685, while EUR/BRL rose 0.42% to 4.3878.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 97.015.

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