Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Mining and Manufacturing sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.79%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MMK (MCX:MAGN), which rose 2.17% or 1.000 points to trade at 47.000 at the close. Meanwhile, NK Rosneft PAO (MCX:ROSN) added 2.09% or 9.00 points to end at 439.00 and Lukoil (MCX:LKOH) was up 2.01% or 104.0 points to 5266.5 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT), which fell 3.05% or 17.2 points to trade at 546.4 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) declined 2.57% or 2.74 points to end at 103.70 and MTS (MCX:MTSS) was down 2.19% or 5.30 points to 237.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 109 to 102 and 14 ended unchanged.
Shares in Lukoil (MCX:LKOH) rose to all time highs; rising 2.01% or 104.0 to 5266.5. Shares in MTS (MCX:MTSS) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.19% or 5.30 to 237.00.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.51% to 27.620.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.66% or 8.20 to $1251.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.14% or 2.13 to hit $53.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.61% or 2.77 to trade at $62.83 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.78% to 66.3552, while EUR/RUB fell 0.66% to 75.6011.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 96.618.