Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 2.22%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 2.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 2.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 13.99% or 82.5 points to trade at 672.0 at the close. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) added 8.04% or 15.44 points to end at 207.50 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) was up 6.85% or 1.360 points to 21.200 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ), which lost 3.87% or 17.40 points to trade at 432.60 in late trade. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) declined 1.85% or 5.80 points to end at 307.40 and Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) shed 1.22% or 1.10 points to 88.90.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 149 to 71 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.81% to 32.660.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.21% or 2.80 to $1347.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $66.19 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.09 to trade at $71.33 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.68% to 61.5638, while EUR/RUB rose 0.41% to 76.0325.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 89.32.

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