Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.54%

Aug 07, 2018

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

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were ALROSA ao (MCX:ALRS), which rose 3.85% or 3.700 points to trade at 99.700 at the close. Meanwhile, NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT) added 2.46% or 13.0 points to end at 541.0 and Inter rao ees (MCX:IRAO) was up 2.15% or 0.0865 points to 4.1100 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX:CBOM), which fell 1.59% or 0.080 points to trade at 4.940 at the close. Unipro (MCX:UPRO) declined 1.55% or 0.0420 points to end at 2.6600 and PIK (MCX:PIKK) was down 1.32% or 4.60 points to 344.10.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 109 to 95 and 29 ended unchanged.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.54% to 24.080.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.19% or 2.30 to $1220.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.30% or 0.21 to hit $69.22 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.95% or 0.70 to trade at $74.45 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.38% to 63.4958, while EUR/RUB fell 0.03% to 73.6075.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 94.99.