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Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.90%

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.90%

BRASÍLIA: Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financials, Real Estate and Industrials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.90%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Estacio Participacoes SA (SA:ESTC3), which rose 3.08% or 0.65 points to trade at 21.77 at the close. Meanwhile, Qualicorp SA (SA:QUAL3) added 2.70% or 0.90 points to end at 34.20 and Lojas Americanas SA (SA:LAME4) was up 1.76% or 0.29 points to 16.81 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were JBS SA (SA:JBSS3), which fell 4.14% or 0.36 points to trade at 8.34 at the close. Banco Santander Brasil SA Unit (SA:SANB11) declined 2.92% or 0.81 points to end at 26.95 and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET6) was down 2.91% or 0.52 points to 17.37. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 257 to 109 and 33 ended unchanged.

Shares in Estacio Participacoes SA (SA:ESTC3) rose to 52-week highs; rising 3.08% or 0.65 to 21.77. The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 5.66% to 25.21. Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.79% or 10.13 to $1293.03 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.45% or 0.21 to hit $46.99 a barrel, while the September US coffee C contract fell 1.89% or 2.48 to trade at $128.47 . USD/BRL was up 0.68% to 3.1745, while EUR/BRL rose 0.28% to 3.7210. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 93.64.