Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Consumption and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.82%.
The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA:ELET3), which rose 2.26% or 0.56 points to trade at 25.29 at the close. Meanwhile, Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SA:CSAN3) added 1.81% or 0.61 points to end at 34.29 and BR Malls Participacoes SA (SA:BRML3) was up 1.79% or 0.23 points to 13.06 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA:CSNA3), which fell 3.34% or 0.30 points to trade at 8.69 at the close. Fleury SA (SA:FLRY3) declined 3.28% or 0.72 points to end at 21.20 and B2W Cia Digital (SA:BTOW3) was down 3.26% or 1.28 points to 37.98.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 230 to 170 and 34 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 2.05% to 34.87.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.92% or 11.40 to $1255.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.14% or 1.10 to hit $52.59 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 1.79% or 1.90 to trade at $104.05 .
USD/BRL was up 0.74% to 3.9077, while EUR/BRL rose 1.03% to 4.4594.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.547.