Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.77%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.77%
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 MOEX Russia rose 0.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 3.77% or 153.0 points to trade at 4208.0 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 3.50% or 0.2100 points to end at 6.2050 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) was up 2.97% or 1.360 points to 47.215 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 4.59% or 29.6 points to trade at 615.0 in late trade. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) declined 0.89% or 0.65 points to end at 72.60 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) shed 0.74% or 3.00 points to 399.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 135 to 73 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.61% to 26.470.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.99% or 11.70 to $1195.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.37% or 0.24 to hit $65.45 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.70% or 0.50 to trade at $72.33 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.15% to 67.1464, while EUR/RUB rose 0.38% to 76.9471.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 95.85.

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