11 октября 2018, 20:12

Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 2.12%

© Reuters.  Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 2.12%

Russia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & GasPower and Mining sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 2.12%.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY), which rose 4.99% or 26.60 points to trade at 560.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Polyus OAO (MCX:PLZL) added 2.73% or 112.0 points to end at 4222.0 and MegaFon OAO (MCX:MFON) was up 1.81% or 10.50 points to 590.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tatneft-3 (MCX:TATN), which fell 5.52% or 45.50 points to trade at 778.30 at the close. NLMK ao (MCX:NLMK) declined 5.24% or 9.24 points to end at 167.10 and NMTP (MCX:NMTP) was down 3.81% or 0.2500 points to 6.3050.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 169 to 50 and 18 ended unchanged.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 6.64% to 28.680.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 2.43% or 29.00 to $1222.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.20% or 1.61 to hit $71.56 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 2.35% or 1.95 to trade at $81.14 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.24% to 66.0635, while EUR/RUB fell 0.74% to 76.4830.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 94.87.