Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.03%

© Reuters. Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.03%© Reuters. Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.03% – 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 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the were Smiles ON (SA:), which rose 4.01% or 2.08 points to trade at 53.97 at the close. Meanwhile, Qualicorp SA (SA:) added 2.90% or 0.54 points to end at 19.18 and Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA:) was up 2.33% or 0.71 points to 31.23 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA:), which fell 3.29% or 0.12 points to trade at 3.53 at the close. CEMIG – Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA:) declined 2.28% or 0.20 points to end at 8.58 and Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA:) was down 2.24% or 0.77 points to 33.63.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 208 to 150 and 40 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 4.02% to 33.63.

Gold for December delivery was down 0.41% or 5.45 to $1320.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.33% or 0.16 to hit $47.99 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 0.61% or 0.92 to trade at $151.15 .

USD/BRL was down 0.09% to 3.2567, while EUR/BRL rose 0.10% to 3.6608.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.05% at 95.38.

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