Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sao Paulo, the added 1.53% to hit a new all time high.
The best performers of the session on the were Kroton Educacional SA (SA:), which rose 7.33% or 0.74 points to trade at 10.84 at the close. Meanwhile, Engie Brasil Energia SA (SA:) added 5.42% or 2.11 points to end at 41.05 and Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA:) was up 5.41% or 0.53 points to 10.32 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ambev SA (SA:), which fell 2.05% or 0.36 points to trade at 17.18 at the close. Cielo SA (SA:) declined 1.83% or 0.19 points to end at 10.21 and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA:) was down 0.41% or 0.04 points to 9.72.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 267 to 153 and 35 ended unchanged.
Shares in Engie Brasil Energia SA (SA:) rose to all time highs; up 5.42% or 2.11 to 41.05.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 1.44% to 32.87.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.07% or 0.95 to $1282.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.64% or 0.34 to hit $52.67 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 0.19% or 0.20 to trade at $103.55 .
USD/BRL was down 1.26% to 3.7663, while EUR/BRL fell 1.03% to 4.2877.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 95.773.
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