Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Power, Mining and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.54%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX:UWGN), which rose 3.47% or 12.6 points to trade at 375.6 at the close. Meanwhile, Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) added 2.03% or 11.8 points to end at 592.8 and MegaFon OAO (MCX:MFON) was up 1.59% or 9.80 points to 626.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX:SBER), which fell 2.24% or 4.24 points to trade at 184.93 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT) declined 2.22% or 11.6 points to end at 512.0 and RusHydro JSC (MCX:HYDR) was down 1.76% or 0.0088 points to 0.4910.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 145 to 78 and 10 ended unchanged.
Shares in RusHydro JSC (MCX:HYDR) fell to 3-years lows; losing 1.76% or 0.0088 to 0.4910.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.36% to 26.790.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.35% or 4.40 to $1243.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.45% or 1.29 to hit $51.29 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.92% or 1.18 to trade at $60.27 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.77% to 66.7418, while EUR/RUB rose 0.17% to 75.3669.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 97.523.