Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.46%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials , Public Utilities and Electric Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB3 ), which rose 8.46% or 3.30 points to trade at 42.30 at the close. Via Varejo SA (SA: VVAR3 ) added 3.94% or 0.19 points to end at 5.01 and Klabin Unt (SA: KLBN11 ) was up 2.92% or 0.52 points to 18.34 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ), which lost 3.67% or 0.40 points to trade at 10.50 in late trade. CCR SA (SA: CCRO3 ) declined 3.86% or 0.54 points to end at 13.46 and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ) shed 3.61% or 1.23 points to 32.86.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 232 to 202 and 31 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 2.84% to 31.80.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.14% or 1.85 to $1289.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.07% or 1.55 to hit $52.06 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 1.65% or 1.70 to trade at $101.05 .

USD/BRL was up 0.53% to 3.7172, while EUR/BRL fell 0.04% to 4.2414.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 95.585.

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