By Bruno Federowski
BRASILIA, Aug 2 Brazilian stocks advanced on
Thursday on the heels of rising prices of crude and U.S.
equities, while shares of Ultrapar Participações SA soared after
the fuel distributor announced a dividend payout.
The benchmark Bovespa stock index was up 0.5
percent, outperforming other regional equity indexes, which were
either flat or lower.
The move upward tracked gains in U.S. stocks after Apple
became the first $1 trillion publicly listed