Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms, Mining and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.06%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Unipro (MCX:UPRO), which rose 3.88% or 0.0960 points to trade at 2.5690 at the close. Meanwhile, NMTP (MCX:NMTP) added 2.14% or 0.1400 points to end at 6.6700 and PIK (MCX:PIKK) was up 2.10% or 7.60 points to 369.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR), which fell 5.82% or 105.0 points to trade at 1700.0 at the close. MVideo (MCX:MVID) declined 5.52% or 22.90 points to end at 392.00 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) was down 3.94% or 22.6 points to 551.6.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 155 to 65 and 12 ended unchanged.
Shares in PIK (MCX:PIKK) rose to 5-year highs; up 2.10% or 7.60 to 369.70.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.56% to 25.300.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.01% or 12.70 to $1270.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.59% or 1.18 to hit $44.41 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.26% or 1.22 to trade at $52.88 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.76% to 68.3456, while EUR/RUB fell 0.35% to 77.9800.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 96.030.