Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.68%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.68%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Manufacturing and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 0.68% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ), which rose 3.50% or 28.0 points to trade at 827.5 at the close. MTS (MCX: MTSS ) added 3.16% or 8.95 points to end at 291.95 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) was up 2.23% or 14.90 points to 681.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ), which lost 2.11% or 15.0 points to trade at 696.0 in late trade. SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) declined 1.42% or 2.10 points to end at 146.30 and DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ) shed 1.35% or 4.40 points to 321.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 125 to 90 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 4.84% to 15.320.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.47% or 6.03 to $1287.77 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.20% or 0.10 to hit $51.02 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.23% or 0.13 to trade at $56.48 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.22% to 57.8550, while EUR/RUB rose 0.08% to 68.5350.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 92.92.

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