BUZZ-Brazil companies: U.S. stocks rise on last day before elections

viernes 24 de octubre de 2014 11:19 GYT

** Brazilian companies' U.S.-listed shares rise on the last trading day before Sunday's tightly contested presidential election between incumbent Dina Rousseff and pro-business rival Aecio Neves

** Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index up about 3.5 pct at 11:15 am ET

** Shares track increases in their home market

** Brazil's FDI was $4.21 billion in September, ahead of market expectations of $3.45 billion, according to data published on Friday

** State-owned oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA up 6.4 pct, airline company Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA up 6.4 pct

** Private sector bank Banco Bradesco SA up about 5.7 pct at $5.36, non-government bank Itau Unibanco Holding SA up about 6 pct