Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.06%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials , Basic Materials and Consumption sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ), which rose 5.61% or 1.24 points to trade at 23.33 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ) added 4.22% or 0.78 points to end at 19.25 and Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA: PCAR4 ) was up 3.95% or 3.00 points to 79.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Estacio Participacoes SA (SA: ESTC3 ), which lost 5.11% or 1.73 points to trade at 32.12 in late trade. Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA: RENT3 ) declined 4.78% or 1.41 points to end at 28.10 and Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ) shed 3.47% or 0.32 points to 8.90.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 230 to 212 and 43 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 4.22% to 26.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.51% or 6.70 to $1324.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.23% or 0.16 to hit $68.03 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract rose 2.00% or 2.39 to trade at $121.92 .

USD/BRL was down 0.39% to 3.4617, while EUR/BRL fell 0.16% to 4.1991.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 91.32.

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