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Brasil Brokers Gains With BrasilAgro on Share Buyback Plans

Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Brasil Brokers Participacoes SA and BrasilAgro Cia. Brasileira de Propriedades Agricolas rallied in Sao Paulo after the Brazilian real-estate companies said they plan to buy back shares.

Brasil Brokers, which provides services for property transactions, rose 3.3 percent to 5.61 reais at the close of trading in Sao Paulo, the biggest jump in four weeks. BrasilAgro, which buys and develops rural properties, added 1.8 percent to 9.70 reais to the highest since Aug. 16.

BrasilAgro has dropped 13 percent from this year’s peak on June 19, while Brasil Brokers is down 22 percent from March 1, making buybacks more attractive for the companies. Rio de Janeiro-based Brasil Brokers plans to buy 10 million shares, or about 6 percent of stock outstanding, while BrasilAgro plans to repurchase as many as 3.51 million shares, or 10 percent of those outstanding.

Cyrela Brazil Realty SA, Brazil’s biggest homebuilder by market value, also said today that it will buy back as much as 8.2 percent of shares outstanding. The stock declined 0.3 percent to 15.80 reais.

To contact the reporter on this story: Denyse Godoy in Sao Paulo at dgodoy2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Papadopoulos at papadopoulos@bloomberg.net

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