Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.05%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Manufacturing , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 5.73% or 42.4 points to trade at 783.0 at the close. MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) added 5.08% or 26.00 points to end at 538.00 and NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) was up 3.55% or 0.2300 points to 6.7000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 3.92% or 0.830 points to trade at 20.370 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 2.82% or 0.1090 points to end at 3.7600 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) shed 2.16% or 12.00 points to 543.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 122 to 80 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.82% to 29.440.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.27% or 3.20 to $1201.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.77% or 0.52 to hit $67.25 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.41% or 0.31 to trade at $76.19 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.88% to 69.8671, while EUR/RUB rose 0.31% to 80.7519.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 95.34.

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