Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.12%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.12% – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate , Consumption and Public Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 1.12% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were BRF SA (SA: BRFS3 ), which rose 6.48% or 1.44 points to trade at 23.66 at the close. Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA: RENT3 ) added 6.27% or 1.82 points to end at 30.86 and Qualicorp SA (SA: QUAL3 ) was up 6.04% or 0.87 points to 15.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Log Commercial Properties e Participacoes SA (SA: LOGG3 ), which lost 5.21% or 1.00 points to trade at 18.20 in late trade. Embraer SA (SA: EMBR3 ) declined 4.05% or 0.87 points to end at 20.63 and B2W Cia Digital (SA: BTOW3 ) shed 2.42% or 1.16 points to 46.75.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 288 to 143 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 0.58% to 31.06.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.85 to $1290.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.17% or 0.09 to hit $52.40 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 0.34% or 0.35 to trade at $102.75 .

USD/BRL was up 0.39% to 3.7506, while EUR/BRL rose 0.30% to 4.2710.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 95.740.

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