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Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 3.69%

Published 02/06/2019, 03:25 PM
© Reuters.  Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 3.69%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financials, Consumption and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 3.69%.

The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA:SUZB3), which rose 1.18% or 0.56 points to trade at 47.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Equatorial Energia SA (SA:EQTL3) fell 0.46% or 0.40 points to end at 86.46 and Braskem SA (SA:BRKM5) was down 1.26% or 0.68 points to 53.11 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cielo SA (SA:CIEL3), which fell 7.42% or 0.83 points to trade at 10.35 at the close. Via Varejo SA (SA:VVAR3) declined 6.91% or 0.39 points to end at 5.25 and Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA:MRFG3) was down 6.43% or 0.43 points to 6.26.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 306 to 126 and 32 ended unchanged.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 9.74% to 33.69.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.63% or 8.25 to $1310.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.61% or 0.33 to hit $53.99 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 0.43% or 0.45 to trade at $105.30 .

USD/BRL was up 0.82% to 3.6995, while EUR/BRL rose 0.41% to 4.2046.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 96.140.

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