Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.82%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.82%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Manufacturing , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ), which rose 4.17% or 28.0 points to trade at 700.0 at the close. Sberbank (MCX: SBER ) added 3.35% or 4.29 points to end at 132.16 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) was up 2.94% or 2.50 points to 87.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRO ), which lost 3.26% or 28 points to trade at 831 in late trade. Verhnesald MPO (MCX: VSMO ) declined 3.23% or 410.0 points to end at 12290.0 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) shed 2.61% or 6.70 points to 250.30.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 107 to 102 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.97% to 33.700.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was down 0.31% or 3.85 to $1219.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $49.56 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $49.76 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.04% to 65.5252, while EUR/RUB rose 0.32% to 73.200.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.10% at 95.30.

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