Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.36%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.36% – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Electric Power , Real Estate and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ), which rose 2.68% or 0.20 points to trade at 7.65 at the close. EcoRodovias SA (SA: ECOR3 ) added 2.25% or 0.21 points to end at 9.53 and Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) was up 2.09% or 0.47 points to 23.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JBS SA (SA: JBSS3 ), which lost 3.06% or 0.24 points to trade at 7.60 in late trade. Smiles ON (SA: SMLE3 ) declined 1.78% or 1.10 points to end at 60.62 and Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) shed 1.74% or 0.25 points to 14.10.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 220 to 128 and 42 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 2.05% to 37.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.85% or 10.74 to $1277.74 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.05% or 0.51 to hit $47.85 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract fell 1.91% or 2.44 to trade at $125.28 .

USD/BRL was up 0.04% to 3.2508, while EUR/BRL rose 0.68% to 3.6684.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.57% at 96.61.

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