Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials, Public Utilities and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.28%.
The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were BRF SA (SA:BRFS3), which rose 6.50% or 1.54 points to trade at 25.24 at the close. Meanwhile, Smiles Fidelidade SA (SA:SMLS3) added 3.69% or 1.67 points to end at 46.90 and Klabin Unt (SA:KLBN11) was up 3.00% or 0.58 points to 19.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Via Varejo SA (SA:VVAR3), which fell 5.84% or 0.35 points to trade at 5.64 at the close. Cielo SA (SA:CIEL3) declined 4.61% or 0.54 points to end at 11.18 and Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (SA:ITUB4) was down 4.26% or 1.69 points to 38.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 219 to 195 and 41 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 1.53% to 30.82.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 0.85 to $1318.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.50% or 0.82 to hit $53.74 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 0.76% or 0.80 to trade at $104.80 .
USD/BRL was down 0.00% to 3.6685, while EUR/BRL fell 0.24% to 4.1856.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.812.