Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.28%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.28%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials , Real Estate and Electric Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.28% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ), which rose 8.52% or 1.37 points to trade at 17.45 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ) added 6.35% or 1.25 points to end at 20.92 and Banco do Brasil SA (SA: BBAS3 ) was up 3.12% or 1.04 points to 34.39 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA: MRFG3 ), which lost 3.54% or 0.28 points to trade at 7.62 in late trade. Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB5 ) declined 3.02% or 0.39 points to end at 12.51 and MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA (SA: MRVE3 ) shed 2.46% or 0.38 points to 15.06.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 184 to 163 and 52 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 2.82% to 32.87.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.48% or 5.86 to $1224.76 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.04% or 0.49 to hit $47.82 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract fell 1.56% or 2.13 to trade at $134.27 .

USD/BRL was down 0.80% to 3.1425, while EUR/BRL fell 0.77% to 3.4145.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 99.52.

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