Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.74%
Russia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Power and Mining sectors led shares higher.At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.74%.The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI), which rose 3.94% or 0.0390 points to trade at 1.0280 at the close. Meanwhile, FSK EES (MCX:FEES) added 3.74% or 0.0061 points to end at 0.1697 and MMK (MCX:MAGN) was up 1.86% or 0.800 points to 43.800 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were AFK Sistema (MCX:AFKS), which fell 0.63% or 0.062 points to trade at 9.740 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) declined 0.30% or 5.5 points to end at 1811.5 and NMTP (MCX:NMTP) was down 0.27% or 0.0200 points to 7.5000.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 125 to 99 and 19 ended unchanged.Shares in Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.94% or 0.0390 to 1.0280. The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.04% to 23.900.Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.37% or 4.85 to $1332.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.68% or 0.39 to hit $57.35 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.12 to trade at $67.19 a barrel.USD/RUB was down 0.34% to 65.3493, while EUR/RUB fell 0.36% to 74.1047.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 96.393.