Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.82%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.82%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Consumption and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ), which rose 2.26% or 0.56 points to trade at 25.29 at the close. Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SA: CSAN3 ) added 1.81% or 0.61 points to end at 34.29 and BR Malls Participacoes SA (SA: BRML3 ) was up 1.79% or 0.23 points to 13.06 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ), which lost 3.34% or 0.30 points to trade at 8.69 in late trade. Fleury SA (SA: FLRY3 ) declined 3.28% or 0.72 points to end at 21.20 and B2W Cia Digital (SA: BTOW3 ) shed 3.26% or 1.28 points to 37.98.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 230 to 170 and 34 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.93% to 34.83.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.92% or 11.50 to $1255.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.14% or 1.10 to hit $52.59 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 1.79% or 1.90 to trade at $104.05 .

USD/BRL was up 0.74% to 3.9077, while EUR/BRL rose 1.03% to 4.4594.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.547.

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