The following companies had unusual price changes in Sao Paulo trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the close of trading. Preferred shares are usually the most-traded class of stock.
The Bovespa (IBOV) index lost 0.6 percent to 64,510.97.
Oi SA (BRTO4) (BRTO4 BS) fell 3.4 percent to 9.77 reais. The company formerly known as Brasil Telecom SA (BRTO4) reported an 80 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit as expenses increased due to a restructuring.
Rossi Residencial SA (RSID3) (RSID3 BS) declined 3.3 percent to 9.86 reais. The homebuilder was downgraded to the equivalent of hold by analysts at Banco BTG Pactual SA including Marcello Milman, who cited lower expectations for earnings.
Funds ‘increasingly bullish on Saudi equities’
Middle East funds are increasingly positive toward Saudi Arabia’s stock market as oil prices appear to be stabilising and the kingdom is preparing to open its bourse to direct foreign investment, a R