Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.59%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.59% – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Public Utilities , Electric Power and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA Pref (SA: GOLL4 ), which rose 13.04% or 2.40 points to trade at 20.80 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ) added 3.91% or 0.97 points to end at 25.77 and Smiles Fidelidade SA (SA: SMLS3 ) was up 3.55% or 1.50 points to 43.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ), which lost 3.81% or 1.42 points to trade at 35.83 in late trade. JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ) declined 3.40% or 0.40 points to end at 11.35 and Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA: MRFG3 ) shed 1.86% or 0.11 points to 5.81.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 251 to 142 and 33 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 2.08% to 35.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.10% or 1.20 to $1248.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.41% or 0.72 to hit $51.72 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 2.62% or 2.75 to trade at $102.40 .

USD/BRL was down 0.43% to 3.9027, while EUR/BRL fell 0.71% to 4.4194.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.377.

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