Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.24%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.24% – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Public Utilities , Electric Power and Consumption sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ), which rose 3.88% or 0.31 points to trade at 8.31 at the close. Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ) added 3.28% or 0.34 points to end at 10.70 and B2W Cia Digital (SA: BTOW3 ) was up 2.23% or 0.60 points to 27.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Viavarejo Unt (SA: VVAR11 ), which lost 6.48% or 1.10 points to trade at 15.88 in late trade. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ) declined 4.53% or 0.86 points to end at 18.12 and CCR SA (SA: CCRO3 ) shed 4.19% or 0.38 points to 8.68.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 243 to 192 and 30 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 9.24% to 45.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.48% or 5.80 to $1208.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.62% or 1.13 to hit $70.72 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 0.63% or 0.60 to trade at $96.45 .

USD/BRL was down 0.82% to 4.1288, while EUR/BRL fell 0.66% to 4.8215.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 94.09.

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