Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.34%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Surgut (MCX: SNGS ), which rose 4.33% or 1.285 points to trade at 30.990 at the close. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) added 3.20% or 3.12 points to end at 100.70 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 2.22% or 6.20 points to 286.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ), which lost 11.59% or 142.5 points to trade at 1087.5 in late trade. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) declined 5.31% or 0.0422 points to end at 0.7528 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) shed 3.27% or 0.1340 points to 3.9660.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 117 to 97 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 2.28% to 23.540.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.14% or 1.73 to $1266.37 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.68% or 0.34 to hit $50.14 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.27 to trade at $52.78 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.33% to 56.3313, while EUR/RUB fell 0.78% to 62.948.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 97.28.

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