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Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.53%

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.53%

BRASÍLIA: Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumption, Real Estate and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.53% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were JBS SA (SA:JBSS3), which rose 9.39% or 0.62 points to trade at 7.22 at the close. Meanwhile, RUMO Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA (SA:RAIL3) added 4.30% or 0.39 points to end at 9.45 and Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA:RENT3) was up 3.99% or 1.90 points to 49.51 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Vale SA (SA:VALE3), which fell 2.41% or 0.72 points to trade at 29.18 at the close. Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA:CSNA3) declined 2.40% or 0.19 points to end at 7.73 and Vale SA Pref (SA:VALE5) was down 2.35% or 0.66 points to 27.42. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 211 to 148 and 32 ended unchanged. Shares in Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA:RENT3) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.99% or 1.90 to 49.51. The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 6.06% to 26.98 a new 3-months low. Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.13% or 1.60 to $1217.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.25% or 0.57 to hit $46.06 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract rose 2.74% or 3.50 to trade at $131.17 . USD/BRL was down 0.00% to 3.2077, while EUR/BRL fell 0.11% to 3.6567. The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 95.55.