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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.22%

Published 2018-12-06, 03:35 p/m
© Reuters.  Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.22%

Investing.com – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Electric Power and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cielo SA (SA:CIEL3), which rose 3.88% or 0.36 points to trade at 9.63 at the close. Ultrapar Participacoes SA (SA:UGPA3) added 3.57% or 1.69 points to end at 48.99 and Itausa - Investimentos Itau SA (SA:ITSA4) was up 2.57% or 0.31 points to 12.36 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Petroleo Brasileiro SA (SA:PETR3), which lost 4.16% or 1.19 points to trade at 27.40 in late trade. Petroleo Brasileiro SA PN (SA:PETR4) declined 3.79% or 0.97 points to end at 24.59 and Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA:CPLE6) shed 3.30% or 1.13 points to 33.07.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 223 to 189 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 2.45% to 34.73.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1242.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.29% or 1.21 to hit $51.68 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 0.42% or 0.45 to trade at $106.40 .

USD/BRL was up 0.29% to 3.8792, while EUR/BRL rose 0.57% to 4.4131.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 96.748.

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