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Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.30%

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.30%

BRASÍLIA: Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumption, Industrials and Public Utilities sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.30% to hit a new all time high. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Ambev SA (SA:ABEV3), which rose 3.70% or 0.75 points to trade at 21.01 at the close. Meanwhile, CEMIG – Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA:CMIG4) added 3.56% or 0.31 points to end at 9.03 and Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA:NATU3) was up 3.04% or 0.96 points to 32.50 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Fibria Celulose SA (SA:FIBR3), which fell 2.51% or 1.08 points to trade at 42.00 at the close. EcoRodovias SA (SA:ECOR3) declined 2.45% or 0.28 points to end at 11.14 and Metalurgica Gerdau SA (SA:GOAU4) was down 2.44% or 0.15 points to 5.99. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 198 to 187 and 44 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ambev SA (SA:ABEV3) rose to 5-year highs; rising 3.70% or 0.75 to 21.01. The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.09% to 29.71. Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.01% or 0.07 to $1335.63 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.67% or 0.32 to hit $48.39 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 2.37% or 3.12 to trade at $134.82 . USD/BRL was up 0.70% to 3.1252, while EUR/BRL rose 0.78% to 3.7389. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.89.