Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.71%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.71% – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials , Industrials and Consumption sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ), which rose 4.77% or 0.53 points to trade at 11.63 at the close. Metalurgica Gerdau SA (SA: GOAU4 ) added 3.51% or 0.22 points to end at 6.49 and Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA: NATU3 ) was up 1.54% or 0.41 points to 27.12 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Braskem SA (SA: BRKM5 ), which lost 3.31% or 1.06 points to trade at 30.92 in late trade. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ) declined 3.23% or 0.70 points to end at 21.00 and Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SA: CSAN3 ) shed 3.15% or 1.24 points to 38.12.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 243 to 154 and 28 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 2.94% to 31.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.88% or 10.75 to $1214.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.13% or 0.07 to hit $53.13 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 0.61% or 0.86 to trade at $140.62 .

USD/BRL was down 0.64% to 3.1185, while EUR/BRL fell 0.79% to 3.2957.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 101.80.

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