Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.66%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.66%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Electric Power , Consumption and Public Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Metalurgica Gerdau SA (SA: GOAU4 ), which rose 3.00% or 0.13 points to trade at 4.47 at the close. Gerdau SA Pref (SA: GGBR4 ) added 2.46% or 0.23 points to end at 9.57 and Cielo SA (SA: CIEL3 ) was up 2.33% or 0.52 points to 22.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA: CPLE6 ), which lost 7.69% or 2.14 points to trade at 25.70 in late trade. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ) declined 3.31% or 0.44 points to end at 12.85 and Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SA: CSAN3 ) shed 3.31% or 1.14 points to 33.27.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 247 to 149 and 47 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 0.95% to 35.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.87% or 11.30 to $1281.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $45.72 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract rose 0.34% or 0.43 to trade at $126.33 .

USD/BRL was down 0.20% to 3.2634, while EUR/BRL fell 0.59% to 3.6595.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 96.93.

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