Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.72%

Aug 09, 2018

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

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.72%.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY), which rose 4.03% or 22.20 points to trade at 573.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Lukoil (MCX:LKOH) added 2.20% or 99.0 points to end at 4598.0 and SG mechel (MCX:MTLR) was up 2.03% or 1.85 points to 93.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were NPK OVK PAO (MCX:UWGN), which fell 3.78% or 20.5 points to trade at 522.0 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) declined 2.73% or 47.0 points to end at 1672.0 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL) was down 2.56% or 0.640 points to 24.330.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 125 to 79 and 26 ended unchanged.

Shares in Lukoil (MCX:LKOH) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.20% or 99.0 to 4598.0.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.79% to 27.290 a new 3-months high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1221.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $66.94 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $72.29 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.24% to 66.3608, while EUR/RUB rose 0.79% to 76.7300.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 95.24.