Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.99%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.99%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 0.99% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which rose 7.64% or 1.760 points to trade at 24.800 at the close. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) added 3.66% or 12.60 points to end at 356.70 and Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) was up 3.21% or 329.0 points to 10589.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ), which lost 1.14% or 10.5 points to trade at 908.0 in late trade. MiMES Rostelekom OAO Pref (MCX: RTKM_p ) declined 1.01% or 0.65 points to end at 63.40 and E.ON Rossiya OAO (MCX: UPRO ) shed 0.62% or 0.0180 points to 2.8740.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 131 to 88 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.04% to 28.110.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.19% or 2.55 to $1343.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.87% or 1.41 to hit $47.70 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.91% or 1.48 to trade at $49.40 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.21% to 64.6793, while EUR/RUB rose 1.18% to 73.214.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.05% at 94.53.

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