Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.09%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.09% – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumption , Real Estate and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Lojas Renner SA (SA: LREN3 ), which rose 1.73% or 0.49 points to trade at 28.88 at the close. JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ) added 1.72% or 0.17 points to end at 10.07 and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (SA: PETR3 ) was up 1.69% or 0.26 points to 15.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ), which lost 3.32% or 0.29 points to trade at 8.45 in late trade. Qualicorp SA (SA: QUAL3 ) declined 2.81% or 0.58 points to end at 20.03 and Cia de Saneamento Basico do Estado (SA: SBSP3 ) shed 2.64% or 0.89 points to 32.81.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 191 to 183 and 35 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.80% to 32.17.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.10% or 1.25 to $1256.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.65% or 0.86 to hit $53.10 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 0.31% or 0.43 to trade at $139.80 .

USD/BRL was down 0.33% to 3.1359, while EUR/BRL fell 0.28% to 3.3224.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 100.95.

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