© Reuters. The Sao Paulo Stock Exchange yields a slight 0.05%, pending a decision on rates
Sao Paulo, Oct 27 (EFE) .- The Sao Paulo stock market fell a slight 0.05% this Wednesday and its index, benchmark of the stock market, stood at 106,363 points at the close of the day, with investors pending the decision of the Central Bank of Brazil on the basic interest rate.
Like the day before, caution reigned today in the Brazilian market before the decision, this Wednesday, by the Brazilian issuer on whether to alter or maintain rates, now located at 6.25% per year, but that expect a further increase.
As is usual in Sao Paulo, the preferred shares of the state oil company Petrobras (NYSE :), which fell 0.24%, were the most traded of the day, next to the ordinary shares of the mining giant Vale, which yielded 2 , 27%.
But it was the ordinary papers of the oil company PetroRio that led the biggest losses this Wednesday, when they devalued an expressive 6.63%, in line with the fall in the price of the international one.
The ordinary securities of the electronic commerce platform Meliuz, which fell 4.55%, and the unitary securities of the electronic payments administrator GetNet, controlled by the Brazilian subsidiary of Santander bank (MC :), which fell 4.41% They were also among those who lost the most value during the day.
On the other side of the coin, the common shares of the network of colleges and universities Cogna led the highest gains of the trading session, with an appreciation of 5.58%.
Behind Cogna, the papers that were most valued today were the ordinary ones of the construction company Eztec (+4.99%) and the ordinary ones of the real estate company Multiplan (+4.57%).
The financial volume traded on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange this Wednesday exceeded 27,815 million reais (about 5,011 million dollars), the product of some 4,168,851 operations.
In the exchange market, the US dollar depreciated 0.30% against the Brazilian real and ended the day trading at 5,554 reais for purchase and 5,555 reais for sale at the commercial exchange rate.
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