Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.81%
Friday, October 12, 2018       08:16 WIB - Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Real Estate, Financials and Consumption sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.81%.
The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Magazine Luiza SA (SA: MGLU 3), which rose 4.64% or 6.67 points to trade at 150.32 at the close. Meanwhile, JBS SA (SA: JBSS 3) added 2.47% or 0.22 points to end at 9.14 and CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG 4) was up 2.73% or 0.27 points to 10.15 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Raia Drogasil SA (SA: RADL 3), which fell 5.67% or 4.07 points to trade at 67.70 at the close. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET 3) declined 4.78% or 0.99 points to end at 19.72 and MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA (SA: MRVE 3) was down 3.68% or 0.47 points to 12.30.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 274 to 192 and 36 ended unchanged.
Shares in Magazine Luiza SA (SA: MGLU 3) rose to all time highs; rising 4.64% or 6.67 to 150.32.
The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 7.86% to 47.00.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 2.86% or 34.10 to $1227.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 3.13% or 2.29 to hit $70.88 a barrel, while the December US coffee C contract rose 1.25% or 1.40 to trade at $113.10 .
USD/BRL was up 0.65% to 3.7809, while EUR/BRL rose 1.31% to 4.3843.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.57% at 94.68.

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