Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.27%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.27%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Vale SA (SA: VALE3 ), which rose 4.75% or 1.31 points to trade at 28.90 at the close. Vale SA (SA: VALE5 ) added 4.53% or 1.12 points to end at 25.86 and Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ) was up 3.70% or 0.56 points to 15.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Smiles ON (SA: SMLE3 ), which lost 2.72% or 1.26 points to trade at 45.04 in late trade. Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) declined 2.70% or 0.390 points to end at 14.070 and Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA: PCAR4 ) shed 2.15% or 1.24 points to 56.46.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 181 to 162 and 33 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 4.64% to 37.68.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.53% or 6.30 to $1183.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 4.11% or 1.97 to hit $45.99 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 1.25% or 1.97 to trade at $155.80 .

USD/BRL was up 0.70% to 3.4152, while EUR/BRL rose 1.08% to 3.6176.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.28% at 101.48.

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