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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.96%

Stock Markets Mar 27, 2015 20:30
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Investing.com – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Real Estate and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were PDG Realty SA (SA:PDGR3), which rose 4.17% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.500 at the close. Oi SA (SA:OIBR4) added 3.70% or 0.21 points to end at 5.89 and Fibria Celulose SA (SA:FIBR3) was up 3.25% or 1.39 points to 44.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gerdau SA (SA:GGBR4), which lost 9.14% or 1.00 points to trade at 9.94 in late trade. Metalurgica Gerdau SA (SA:GOAU4) declined 8.79% or 1.02 points to end at 10.59 and Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA:CSNA3) shed 7.11% or 0.43 points to 5.62.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 146 to 118 and 8 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 4.13% to 36.93.

In commodities trading, Gold for April delivery was down 0.66% or 8.00 to $1196.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 5.98% or 3.08 to hit $48.35 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 1.57% or 2.20 to trade at $137.90 .

USD/BRL was up 1.92% to 3.2439, while EUR/BRL rose 1.96% to 3.5326.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.02% at 97.56.

Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.96%
 

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