Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.50%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.50%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Consumption and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ), which rose 5.69% or 2.09 points to trade at 38.80 at the close. Embraer SA (SA: EMBR3 ) added 5.50% or 1.12 points to end at 21.47 and Lojas Renner SA (SA: LREN3 ) was up 4.53% or 1.79 points to 41.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA (SA: MRVE3 ), which lost 5.43% or 0.69 points to trade at 12.01 in late trade. Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA: CPLE6 ) declined 4.72% or 1.48 points to end at 29.87 and Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA Pref (SA: GOLL4 ) shed 2.52% or 0.64 points to 24.74.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 245 to 209 and 32 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.25% to 35.43.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.79% or 10.00 to $1257.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.13% or 0.52 to hit $45.36 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 2.68% or 2.75 to trade at $99.75 .

USD/BRL was up 1.65% to 3.9050, while EUR/BRL rose 0.81% to 4.4343.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.86% at 96.553.

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