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Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.13%

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.13%

BRASÍLIA: Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Real Estate and Consumption sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 1.13%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA:CPLE6), which rose 4.00% or 1.00 points to trade at 26.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA:PCAR4) added 2.97% or 1.89 points to end at 65.62 and Vale SA (SA:VALE3) was up 2.84% or 0.82 points to 29.71 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET3), which fell 4.09% or 0.65 points to trade at 15.25 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET6) declined 4.08% or 0.77 points to end at 18.11 and Ultrapar Participacoes SA (SA:UGPA3) was down 0.59% or 0.45 points to 76.15. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 211 to 144 and 35 ended unchanged.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 1.42% to 29.80. Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.28% or 3.37 to $1213.07 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.57% or 0.25 to hit $44.48 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract fell 0.03% or 0.04 to trade at $128.88 . USD/BRL was down 0.64% to 3.2594, while EUR/BRL fell 0.64% to 3.7156. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.81.