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Russian stocks fall on profit-taking, sales in Gazprom

MOSCOW, Jun 24 (PRIME) -- The Russian stock market edged down on Friday as profit taking coupled with the sales in heavyweight Gazprom, analysts said.

The MOEX Russia Index fell 0.54% to 2,391.51 and the RTS decreased 0.10% to 1,414.96.

УThe Russian stock market has switched to sales since the middle of the day pummeled by profit-taking in many shares in spite the improvements in the external background,Ф Veles CapitalТs analyst Yelena Kozhukhova said.

The MOEX Russia Index and the RTS Index ended the week on a pessimistic note prior to the summit of the Group of Seven leading industrial nations and a possible announcement of new anti-Russian sanctions, Kozhukhova said.

УGazprom contributed significantly to the negative market dynamics on the rumors about possible nationalization of a part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline by Germany,Ф Otkritie ResearchТs leading analyst Andrei Kochetkov said.

Gazprom lost 2.47% to 296 rubles.

The securities of internet companies VK Group and Yandex were among the gain leaders on Thursday, but on Friday profit taking dragged VK Group down by 2.51% to 302.80 rubles and Yandex by 1.02% to 1,645 rubles, Kochetkov said.

Kozhukhova also said that real estate developer Samolet gained 6.92% to 2,690 rubles as the was pleased with the companyТs financial report. The net profit soared by 82% on the year to 9.5 billion rubles in JanuaryЦMay, while revenue surged by 97%.

Below are the MOEX Russia IndexТ five most active stocks on Friday:

Company Change, % Last price, rbl Trading volume, bln rbl
Gazprom -2.47 296.00 10.779
Sberbank +0.66 137.76 6.186
Novatek -0.69 1003.00 1.547
PIK Group +2.53 709.00 1.311
Lukoil -1.20 4100.00 1.287

(53.3578 rubles Ц U.S. $1)


24.06.2022 19:21
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