Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.00%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.00%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials , Real Estate and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were B2W Cia Digital (SA: BTOW3 ), which rose 5.91% or 1.55 points to trade at 27.79 at the close. Hypermarcas SA (SA: HYPE3 ) added 5.21% or 1.41 points to end at 28.49 and Petroleo Brasileiro SA PN (SA: PETR4 ) was up 5.12% or 0.79 points to 16.21 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ultrapar Participacoes SA (SA: UGPA3 ), which lost 4.23% or 2.06 points to trade at 46.64 in late trade. Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA: RENT3 ) declined 3.05% or 0.73 points to end at 23.20 and CCR SA (SA: CCRO3 ) shed 2.86% or 0.30 points to 10.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 244 to 168 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 1.11% to 34.55.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.63% or 8.10 to $1270.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.79% or 0.51 to hit $65.41 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract rose 0.31% or 0.36 to trade at $116.78 .

USD/BRL was up 0.73% to 3.7737, while EUR/BRL rose 0.65% to 4.3713.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 94.75.

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