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Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.45%

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.45%

BRASÍLIA: Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.45%.The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET6), which rose 4.36% or 0.96 points to trade at 22.96 at the close. Meanwhile, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET3) added 3.30% or 0.63 points to end at 19.70 and CCR SA (SA:CCRO3) was up 3.01% or 0.53 points to 18.16 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Gerdau SA Pref (SA:GGBR4), which fell 5.34% or 0.69 points to trade at 12.22 at the close. Metalurgica Gerdau SA (SA:GOAU4) declined 4.33% or 0.27 points to end at 5.97 and Bradespar SA (SA:BRAP4) was down 3.75% or 1.04 points to 26.66.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 232 to 184 and 36 ended unchanged. The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 3.78% to 27.43. Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.51 to $1351.81 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 3.14% or 1.54 to hit $47.55 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 1.04% or 1.35 to trade at $130.57. USD/BRL was down 0.46% to 3.0848, while EUR/BRL fell 0.35% to 3.7132. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 91.27.