Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.87%

Aug 02, 2018

Russia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Power, Oil&Gas and Mining sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.87%.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX:PLZL), which rose 2.00% or 87.0 points to trade at 4442.0 at the close. Meanwhile, MegaFon OAO (MCX:MFON) added 1.02% or 6.00 points to end at 596.00 and MMK (MCX:MAGN) was up 0.55% or 0.250 points to 45.900 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN), which fell 9.87% or 67.0 points to trade at 612.0 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT) declined 8.36% or 47.5 points to end at 521.0 and Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) was down 4.13% or 5.00 points to 116.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 152 to 61 and 19 ended unchanged.

Shares in Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.13% or 5.00 to 116.00.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.13% to 24.440.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.38% or 4.70 to $1222.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.02% or 1.37 to hit $69.03 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.42% or 1.03 to trade at $73.42 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.59% to 63.4088, while EUR/RUB rose 0.21% to 73.6500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 94.81.