Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.62%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumption , Industrials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 1.62% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA: NATU3 ), which rose 6.07% or 2.03 points to trade at 35.45 at the close. Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA: MRFG3 ) added 5.33% or 0.40 points to end at 7.90 and Lojas Renner SA (SA: LREN3 ) was up 4.41% or 1.24 points to 29.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Equatorial Energia SA (SA: EQTL3 ), which lost 4.13% or 2.30 points to trade at 53.40 in late trade. Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB5 ) declined 3.73% or 0.50 points to end at 12.90 and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ) shed 2.60% or 0.43 points to 16.08.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 226 to 158 and 43 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.78% to 31.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.28% or 3.42 to $1219.52 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 3.27% or 1.50 to hit $47.38 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract rose 0.75% or 1.02 to trade at $136.40 .

USD/BRL was down 0.71% to 3.1666, while EUR/BRL fell 0.82% to 3.4409.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 99.50.

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