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Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.43%

Published 11/13/2017, 03:30 PM
Updated 11/13/2017, 03:35 PM
© Reuters.  Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.43%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Public Utilities, Basic Materials and Consumption sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.43% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were RUMO Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA (SA:RAIL3), which rose 5.24% or 0.60 points to trade at 12.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Estacio Participacoes SA (SA:ESTC3) added 4.07% or 1.14 points to end at 29.14 and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA:USIM5) was up 4.07% or 0.35 points to 8.96 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA:RENT3), which fell 2.38% or 1.45 points to trade at 59.60 at the close. Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA:PCAR4) declined 2.37% or 1.70 points to end at 70.00 and Braskem SA (SA:BRKM5) was down 2.24% or 1.11 points to 48.40.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 237 to 183 and 35 ended unchanged.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 2.14% to 34.34.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 3.86 to $1278.06 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $56.70 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 0.09% or 0.11 to trade at $127.58 .

USD/BRL was up 0.06% to 3.2791, while EUR/BRL rose 0.08% to 3.8268.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 94.39.

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