Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.80%

© Reuters. Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.80%© Reuters. Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.80% – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the fell 0.80%.

The best performers of the session on the were Braskem SA (SA:), which rose 5.28% or 1.61 points to trade at 32.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Smiles ON (SA:) added 4.82% or 1.99 points to end at 43.28 and Bradespar SA (SA:) was up 3.23% or 0.50 points to 16.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were JBS SA (SA:), which fell 3.83% or 0.37 points to trade at 9.28 at the close. Marfrig Alimentos SA (SA:) declined 3.74% or 0.24 points to end at 6.17 and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (SA:) was down 3.38% or 0.63 points to 18.02.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 226 to 145 and 42 ended unchanged.

Shares in Braskem SA (SA:) rose to all time highs; rising 5.28% or 1.61 to 32.10.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 6.95% to 39.89.

Gold for February delivery was down 0.45% or 5.35 to $ 1172.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.95% or 0.49 to hit $ 51.19 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 0.95% or 1.39 to trade at $ 144.43 .

USD/BRL was down 1.57% to 3.4230, while EUR/BRL fell 0.70% to 3.6835.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.61% at 100.14.

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