The following companies are having unusual price changes in Sao Paulo trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of 12:35 p.m. local time. Preferred shares are usually the most-traded class of stock.
The Bovespa (IBOV) Index added 1.3 percent to 63,865.36.
Gafisa SA (GFSA3) (GFSA3 BS) jumped 8 percent to 5.15 reais, for its biggest two-day advance in almost three years. Brazil’s third-biggest homebuilder by revenue received a bid from an investment fund to purchase all of its shares, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. An official at an external press relations firm representing Gafisa, who asked not to be identified in accordance with company policy, said the homebuilder doesn’t comment on market rumors.
OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA (OGXP3 BS) rose 3.7 percent to 17.17 reais. The oil company controlled by billionaire Eike Batista said it plans to drill additional wells at a recent discovery in the Santos Basin and may increase estimated reserves.
Totvs SA (TOTS3) (TOTS3 BS) gained 3.3 percent to 31.02 reais. Latin America’s biggest maker of business-management software reported net income of 169 million reais ($97.4 million) in 2011, a 23 percent increase over the prior year.
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