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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.60%

Published 20/12/2017, 07:30 am
© Reuters.  Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.60%

Investing.com – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Real Estate, Public Utilities and Electric Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA:NATU3), which rose 1.83% or 0.55 points to trade at 30.65 at the close. Embraer SA (SA:EMBR3) added 1.66% or 0.27 points to end at 16.54 and Gerdau SA Pref (SA:GGBR4) was up 1.09% or 0.13 points to 12.11 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Smiles Fidelidade SA (SA:SMLS3), which lost 3.83% or 2.91 points to trade at 73.10 in late trade. Qualicorp SA (SA:QUAL3) declined 3.72% or 1.10 points to end at 28.50 and TAESA UNT N2 (SA:TAEE11) shed 3.18% or 0.66 points to 20.10.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 248 to 149 and 42 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 8.71% to 24.74 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.03% or 0.40 to $1265.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.58% or 0.33 to hit $57.55 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 0.11% or 0.14 to trade at $121.78 .

USD/BRL was down 0.08% to 3.2897, while EUR/BRL rose 0.46% to 3.8965.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 93.03.

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