Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Mining and Power sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.35%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN), which rose 3.69% or 20.6 points to trade at 579.4 at the close. Meanwhile, X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) added 3.17% or 54.5 points to end at 1774.0 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY) was up 3.09% or 21.80 points to 727.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT), which fell 3.57% or 18.0 points to trade at 486.8 at the close. Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX:CBOM) declined 2.34% or 0.120 points to end at 5.000 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX:TATN_p) was down 2.15% or 11.00 points to 500.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 112 to 104 and 19 ended unchanged.
Shares in NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.57% or 18.0 to 486.8. Shares in Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.09% or 21.80 to 727.00.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.11% to 28.440.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.42% or 5.25 to $1258.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.79% or 1.30 to hit $47.90 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.31% or 1.30 to trade at $57.56 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.52% to 67.6239, while EUR/RUB rose 1.04% to 77.2223.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 96.137.