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Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.02%

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.02%

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.02%
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 20:25

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrials, Telecoms and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were B2W Cia Digital (SA:BTOW3), which rose 6.27% or 1.99 points to trade at 33.72 at the close. Meanwhile, Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA:MRFG3) added 4.77% or 0.28 points to end at 6.15 and Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA:NATU3) was up 3.95% or 1.18 points to 31.08 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET6), which fell 5.38% or 1.40 points to trade at 24.60 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET3) declined 3.72% or 0.82 points to end at 21.20 and Raia Drogasil SA (SA:RADL3) was down 2.87% or 1.92 points to 65.09.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 255 to 208 and 40 ended unchanged.

Shares in B2W Cia Digital (SA:BTOW3) rose to 3-years highs; rising 6.27% or 1.99 to 33.72.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 2.01% to 39.08.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.44% or 5.40 to $1225.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.60% or 1.87 to hit $70.05 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 4.10% or 4.82 to trade at $122.35 .

USD/BRL was down 1.12% to 3.6834, while EUR/BRL fell 1.75% to 4.2362.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 95.34.

© Reuters.

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