BUZZ-Brazilian stocks: Gain on election news

lunes 13 de octubre de 2014 11:35 GYT

** Brazilian banks Banco Bradesco's U.S.-listed shares up 9.1 pct at $16.40 and Itau Unibanco Holding SA's shares up 9 pct at $15.84; miner Companhia Siderurgica Nacional's shares up 3.8 pct at $3.58

** Conglomerate Cosan Ltd's shares up 4.5 pct at $11.31, while electricity producers Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais Cemig shares up 4.7 pct at $7.07 and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA's shares up 7.5 pct at $3.02

** Energy company Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA's shares up 10.5 pct at $18.29 and up 9.8 pct at $17.15

** Shares of Brazilian companies rose as investors saw higher likelihood of challenger Aecio Neves defeating President Dilma Rousseff in this month's election

** Survey of voter intentions by pollster Sensus released on Saturday showed Neves has about 58.8 pct support, while Rousseff has 41.2 pct, ahead of Oct. 26 runoff vote