Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.02%

© Reuters. Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.02%© Reuters. Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.02% – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the added 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the were Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA:), which rose 8.81% or 2.90 points to trade at 35.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:) added 5.16% or 1.16 points to end at 23.64 and Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA:) was up 4.04% or 1.09 points to 28.09 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kroton Educacional SA (SA:), which fell 4.61% or 0.50 points to trade at 10.35 at the close. Bradespar SA (SA:) declined 4.45% or 1.56 points to end at 33.46 and Vale SA (SA:) was down 4.16% or 2.37 points to 54.65.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 219 to 206 and 45 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.04% or 1.09 to 28.09.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.56% to 39.16.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.33% or 16.30 to $1209.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.43% or 0.87 to hit $59.80 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract fell 2.23% or 2.60 to trade at $114.05 .

USD/BRL was down 0.70% to 3.7340, while EUR/BRL fell 0.95% to 4.2333.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.72.

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