Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.31%

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Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.31%
Stock Markets19 hours ago (Jun 25, 2019 01:00PM ET)

© Reuters. Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.31% © Reuters. Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.31%

Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Power, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.31%.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY), which rose 2.63% or 20.20 points to trade at 789.70 at the close. Meanwhile, NLMK ao (MCX:NLMK) added 1.76% or 2.96 points to end at 170.96 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) was up 1.67% or 8.2 points to 500.6 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI), which fell 5.19% or 0.0737 points to trade at 1.3463 at the close. Inter rao ees (MCX:IRAO) declined 4.51% or 0.2280 points to end at 4.8235 and FSK EES (MCX:FEES) was down 2.39% or 0.0049 points to 0.2000.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 122 to 107 and 13 ended unchanged.

Shares in Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.63% or 20.20 to 789.70.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.06% to 22.870.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.52% or 7.35 to $1425.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.26% or 0.15 to hit $58.05 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.45% or 0.29 to trade at $64.47 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.56% to 62.9320, while EUR/RUB rose 0.25% to 71.4976.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 95.797.