Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.14%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.14%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials , Electric Power and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 1.14% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA: PCAR4 ), which rose 6.70% or 5.24 points to trade at 83.46 at the close. Banco Bradesco SA Pref (SA: BBDC4 ) added 5.71% or 1.96 points to end at 36.26 and Banco Bradesco SA (SA: BBDC3 ) was up 5.26% or 1.59 points to 31.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included B2W Cia Digital (SA: BTOW3 ), which lost 6.84% or 2.36 points to trade at 32.14 in late trade. Cyrela Brazil Realty SA (SA: CYRE3 ) declined 2.40% or 0.35 points to end at 14.25 and Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) shed 2.20% or 0.29 points to 12.91.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 282 to 137 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 1.62% to 40.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.86% or 22.60 to $1234.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.74% or 1.79 to hit $63.52 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 4.88% or 5.50 to trade at $118.20 .

USD/BRL was down 0.65% to 3.7002, while EUR/BRL rose 0.19% to 4.2208.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.83% at 96.10.

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