Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.87%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.87%
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials , Financials and Consumption sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were EcoRodovias SA (SA: ECOR3 ), which rose 3.44% or 0.33 points to trade at 9.93 at the close. Cyrela Brazil Realty SA (SA: CYRE3 ) added 2.43% or 0.26 points to end at 10.95 and CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ) was up 2.41% or 0.18 points to 7.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA: NATU3 ), which lost 7.73% or 2.51 points to trade at 29.94 in late trade. Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB5 ) declined 3.98% or 0.61 points to end at 14.72 and Banco Santander Brasil SA Unit (SA: SANB11 ) shed 3.41% or 0.87 points to 24.61.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 178 to 173 and 32 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.99% to 35.93.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.75% or 9.58 to $1269.92 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.44% or 0.20 to hit $45.84 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract rose 0.16% or 0.20 to trade at $126.53 .

USD/BRL was up 0.95% to 3.2931, while EUR/BRL rose 0.78% to 3.6874.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 97.24.

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