Brazil Stock Movers: Embraer, General Shopping, Locamerica, JBS

The following companies had unusual price changes in Sao Paulo trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of the market close. Preferred shares are usually the most-traded class of stock.

The Bovespa Index gained 1.1 percent to 55,650.51.

General Shopping Brasil (GSHP3 BS) fell 4.9 percent to 9.50 reais, the second worst performance on the Bovespa Small Cap Index, which rose 0.7 percent. The Brazilian shopping center developer and manager said in a regulatory filing today that it agreed to invest in Outlet Premium Brasilia with BR Partners Gestao de Recursos Ltda. General Shopping will have a 50 percent stake in the project, according to the filing.

Cia. de Locacao das Americas SA (LCAM3 BS) advanced 0.1 percent to 7.01 reais after paring an earlier gain of as much as 6.3 percent. Locamerica, as the car rental company is known, said in a regulatory filing yesterday after the market closed that it borrowed 200 million reais ($97.1 million) from Banco do Brasil SA. The 7-year debt will pay the overnight lending rate plus 2 percentage points, according to the statement.

Embraer SA (EMBR3 BS) fell 0.1 percent to 14 reais after reversing an earlier gain of as much as 2.1 percent. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer sold $500 million in 10-year senior unsecured bonds with a 5.15 percent coupon, according to a regulatory filing after the market closed yesterday.

JBS SA (JBSS3 BS), the world’s largest beef producer, rose 0.9 percent to 5.79 reais after earlier gaining as much as 5.2 percent. The meatpacker said in an e-mailed statement today that it was granted a court injunction in Brazil to prevent Greenpeace International from distributing a report accusing the company of buying illegal cattle from farms in the Amazon.

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