Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Public Utilities, Electric Power and Financials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.18%.
The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Cielo SA (SA:CIEL3), which rose 6.85% or 0.61 points to trade at 9.52 at the close. Meanwhile, Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA:SUZB3) added 5.03% or 1.96 points to end at 40.89 and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA:USIM5) was up 4.12% or 0.37 points to 9.35 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET3), which fell 5.20% or 1.34 points to trade at 24.43 at the close. Magazine Luiza SA (SA:MGLU3) declined 3.86% or 6.61 points to end at 164.63 and Kroton Educacional SA (SA:KROT3) was down 3.67% or 0.40 points to 10.50.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 242 to 203 and 28 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 3.24% to 35.20 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.25% or 3.10 to $1227.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.81% or 0.93 to hit $50.52 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 4.36% or 4.90 to trade at $107.40 .
USD/BRL was up 0.38% to 3.8674, while EUR/BRL fell 0.37% to 4.3736.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 97.183.