Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.40%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 2.80% or 21.0 points to trade at 770.0 at the close. Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX: CBOM ) added 1.54% or 0.070 points to end at 4.605 and ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) was up 1.35% or 1.180 points to 88.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ), which lost 4.87% or 0.1955 points to trade at 3.8200 in late trade. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) declined 4.10% or 1.230 points to end at 28.770 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) shed 3.93% or 87.00 points to 2128.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 132 to 76 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.20% to 26.090.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.68% or 8.90 to $1314.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.10% or 0.07 to hit $68.00 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.18 to trade at $73.54 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.27% to 63.1981, while EUR/RUB fell 1.00% to 75.7050.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 92.30.

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