Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.63%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.63% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which rose 3.36% or 26.00 points to trade at 798.90 at the close. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) added 3.31% or 69.00 points to end at 2152.00 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) was up 3.03% or 0.280 points to 9.535 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 1.53% or 65.0 points to trade at 4191.0 in late trade. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) declined 1.37% or 7.6 points to end at 547.6 and MTS (MCX: MTSS ) shed 0.95% or 2.50 points to 261.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 127 to 96 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.80% to 22.690.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.48% or 18.95 to $1298.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.75% or 0.40 to hit $53.53 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.35 to trade at $61.44 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.31% to 65.9674, while EUR/RUB rose 1.12% to 75.2331.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.77% at 95.553.

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