Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.28%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.28% – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials , Public Utilities and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were BRF SA (SA: BRFS3 ), which rose 6.50% or 1.54 points to trade at 25.24 at the close. Smiles Fidelidade SA (SA: SMLS3 ) added 3.69% or 1.67 points to end at 46.90 and Klabin Unt (SA: KLBN11 ) was up 3.00% or 0.58 points to 19.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Via Varejo SA (SA: VVAR3 ), which lost 5.84% or 0.35 points to trade at 5.64 in late trade. Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) declined 4.61% or 0.54 points to end at 11.18 and Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (SA: ITUB4 ) shed 4.26% or 1.69 points to 38.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 219 to 195 and 41 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 1.89% to 30.71.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 0.85 to $1318.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.52% or 0.83 to hit $53.73 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 0.76% or 0.80 to trade at $104.80 .

USD/BRL was down 0.00% to 3.6685, while EUR/BRL fell 0.24% to 4.1857.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.812.

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