Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 2.50%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 2.50%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Financials , Consumption and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 2.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Embraer SA (SA: EMBR3 ), which rose 2.00% or 0.41 points to trade at 20.88 at the close. Cyrela Brazil Realty SA (SA: CYRE3 ) added 1.69% or 0.25 points to end at 15.00 and Hypermarcas SA (SA: HYPE3 ) was up 1.52% or 0.48 points to 32.03 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA Pref (SA: GOLL4 ), which lost 7.12% or 1.41 points to trade at 18.40 in late trade. Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA: MRFG3 ) declined 5.43% or 0.34 points to end at 5.92 and Petroleo Brasileiro SA PN (SA: PETR4 ) shed 5.37% or 1.33 points to 23.44.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 316 to 121 and 26 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 6.19% to 37.03.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.26% or 3.20 to $1249.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.44% or 1.81 to hit $50.80 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 1.10% or 1.15 to trade at $105.25 .

USD/BRL was up 0.27% to 3.9177, while EUR/BRL fell 0.06% to 4.4478.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.73% at 97.183.

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