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Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.85%

2019-05-23 01:28    Investing

Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.85% Stock News

© Reuters. Russia Stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.85%

Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Mining and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.85% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX:TATN_p), which rose 4.53% or 26.00 points to trade at 600.00 at the close. Meanwhile, NOVATEK (MCX:NVTK) added 4.18% or 52.00 points to end at 1297.00 and AFK Sistema (MCX:AFKS) was up 2.00% or 0.176 points to 8.962 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI), which fell 2.10% or 0.0262 points to trade at 1.2238 at the close. SG mechel (MCX:MTLR) declined 1.70% or 1.15 points to end at 66.53 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX:TRMK) was down 1.30% or 0.78 points to 59.12.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 135 to 103 and 8 ended unchanged.

Shares in NOVATEK (MCX:NVTK) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.18% or 52.00 to 1297.00.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.52% to 19.930.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.11% or 1.45 to $1274.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.07% or 1.94 to hit $61.19 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.09% or 1.51 to trade at $70.67 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.08% to 64.3695, while EUR/RUB fell 0.15% to 71.8050.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.903.

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