Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.67%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.67%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials , Industrials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.67% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA Pref (SA: GOLL4 ), which rose 8.27% or 2.06 points to trade at 26.98 at the close. Banco Santander Brasil SA Unit (SA: SANB11 ) added 3.26% or 1.59 points to end at 50.34 and Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA: MRFG3 ) was up 3.12% or 0.20 points to 6.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vale SA (SA: VALE3 ), which lost 3.91% or 1.81 points to trade at 44.44 in late trade. Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ) declined 2.71% or 0.78 points to end at 27.97 and Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) shed 2.58% or 0.31 points to 11.72.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 292 to 191 and 34 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.44% to 31.05.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.34% or 4.55 to $1317.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.85% or 0.47 to hit $54.79 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 2.22% or 2.30 to trade at $106.00 .

USD/BRL was up 0.31% to 3.6709, while EUR/BRL rose 0.13% to 4.1975.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 95.558.

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