Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.30%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Electric Power and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Kroton Educacional SA (SA: KROT3 ), which rose 6.19% or 0.70 points to trade at 12.00 at the close. Hypermarcas SA (SA: HYPE3 ) added 4.24% or 1.18 points to end at 29.00 and Qualicorp SA (SA: QUAL3 ) was up 3.92% or 0.75 points to 19.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bradespar SA (SA: BRAP4 ), which lost 4.60% or 1.39 points to trade at 28.80 in late trade. Vale SA (SA: VALE3 ) declined 4.16% or 2.14 points to end at 49.31 and Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA Pref (SA: GOLL4 ) shed 2.42% or 0.32 points to 12.90.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 211 to 209 and 32 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 4.78% to 33.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.42% or 5.10 to $1222.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.46% or 0.31 to hit $68.06 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract rose 0.46% or 0.50 to trade at $108.58 .

USD/BRL was down 0.45% to 3.8321, while EUR/BRL fell 0.45% to 4.4620.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 94.97.

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