Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 2.19%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 2.19%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Real Estate and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 2.19% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Ultrapar Participacoes SA (SA: UGPA3 ), which rose 6.44% or 2.75 points to trade at 45.45 at the close. B2W Cia Digital (SA: BTOW3 ) added 5.23% or 1.56 points to end at 31.41 and Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA Pref (SA: GOLL4 ) was up 5.00% or 0.68 points to 14.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ), which lost 2.22% or 0.98 points to trade at 43.13 in late trade. Klabin Unt (SA: KLBN11 ) declined 1.15% or 0.23 points to end at 19.71 and Tim Participacoes SA (SA: TIMP3 ) shed 0.96% or 0.12 points to 12.38.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 238 to 116 and 29 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.60% to 32.94.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.41% or 5.00 to $1225.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.91% or 0.63 to hit $68.33 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract rose 1.06% or 1.14 to trade at $108.22 .

USD/BRL was down 0.95% to 3.7143, while EUR/BRL fell 0.90% to 4.3054.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 94.88.

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