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 Index rose 2.4 percent to 64,567.18.
Gafisa SA (GFSA3 BS) jumped 5.9 percent to 5.05 reais. 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 5.7 percent to 17.49 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. The company also said it started producing oil.
QGEP Participacoes SA (QGEP3 BS) fell 1.7 percent to 14 reais. Brazil’s third-largest oil company by market value reported “inconclusive” results at an offshore well.
Totvs SA (TOTS3 BS) gained 3.4 percent to 31.06 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.