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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.12%

Published 2017/10/09, 19:45
Updated 2017/10/09, 20:10
© Reuters.  Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.12%

Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power, Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 0.12% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were GidroOGK-011D (MCX:HYDR), which rose 3.45% or 0.0295 points to trade at 0.8845 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI) added 2.43% or 0.0253 points to end at 1.0667 and SG mechel (MCX:MTLR) was up 2.25% or 3.35 points to 152.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX:MGNT), which lost 1.69% or 170.0 points to trade at 9880.0 in late trade. NOVATEK (MCX:NVTK) declined 1.62% or 11.00 points to end at 666.10 and PIK (MCX:PIKK) shed 1.59% or 5.10 points to 315.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 132 to 87 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.73% to 15.160 a new all time low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.79% or 10.10 to $1285.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.75% or 0.37 to hit $49.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.50% or 0.28 to trade at $55.90 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.24% to 58.3250, while EUR/RUB rose 0.37% to 68.5300.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 93.52.

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