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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.37%

Published 2018/02/13, 19:05
Updated 2018/02/13, 19:10
© Reuters.  Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.37%

Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining, Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 1.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NLMK ao (MCX:NLMK), which rose 3.54% or 5.09 points to trade at 148.79 at the close. MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX:GMKN) added 3.17% or 353.0 points to end at 11500.0 and Severstal - ao (MCX:CHMF) was up 3.08% or 28.10 points to 941.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AFK Sistema (MCX:AFKS), which lost 2.61% or 0.330 points to trade at 12.320 in late trade. MVideo (MCX:MVID) declined 1.16% or 5.20 points to end at 441.30 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) shed 0.91% or 7.0 points to 759.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 142 to 74 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.43% to 23.130.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.32% or 4.20 to $1330.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.51% or 0.30 to hit $58.99 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.27% or 0.17 to trade at $62.42 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.07% to 57.7885, while EUR/RUB rose 0.48% to 71.4314.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 89.54.

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