Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.52%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumption , Public Utilities and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 1.52% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Lojas Americanas SA (SA: LAME4 ), which rose 5.78% or 0.86 points to trade at 15.75 at the close. Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ) added 5.34% or 0.43 points to end at 8.48 and Lojas Renner SA (SA: LREN3 ) was up 4.87% or 1.45 points to 31.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ultrapar Participacoes SA (SA: UGPA3 ), which lost 3.01% or 1.14 points to trade at 36.73 in late trade. Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ) declined 1.19% or 0.57 points to end at 47.31 and CCR SA (SA: CCRO3 ) shed 1.17% or 0.10 points to 8.43.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 248 to 195 and 42 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 2.01% to 45.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.64% or 7.80 to $1203.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.74% or 0.52 to hit $70.84 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 0.37% or 0.37 to trade at $99.75 .

USD/BRL was down 0.65% to 4.0510, while EUR/BRL fell 0.84% to 4.7619.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 93.78.

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